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Re: [dvd-discuss] Eldred Amicus
On Wed, May 29, 2002 at 10:24:14PM -0700, email@example.com wrote:
> copyright but freedom of speech has had millions already. Copyright is a form
> of property in that it can be sold but unlike property they are not real or
> personal. It sits twixt and between the two.
We agree on that.
> Creators have moral rights over
> their works (e.g., the NAME of who created it) but if they choose to sell their
> legal rights (<D/A> assuming a fair market place. If not then that is another
> problem that should be corrected rather than attempting band-aids.), attempting
> to restore them is as well intentioned but misguided as the restoring copyright
> to works in the public domain (see Golan v. Ashcroft) for those poor
> unfortunate people who couldn't figure out how to copyright things in another
> country or just were stupid (e.g., Night of the LIving Dead)
No discussion there, but that wasn't the point.
Here's my point: Copyright being treated as a property is a major
source of trouble. The MPAA wouldn't be that posessive if it were
clear that their (C) isn't a posession, hm? :)
Like a right, (C) is assigned. A whimsical change in copyright law and
you lose it, or it changes. That ain't true of property, my bread is a
bread no matter what some legal eagle says.
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