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Re: [dvd-discuss] Inspiration or infringement
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- Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] Inspiration or infringement
- From: Wendy Seltzer <wendy(at)seltzer.com>
- Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2001 20:10:15 -0500 (EST)
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On Thu, 27 Dec 2001, Tom wrote:
> that reminds me - does anyone have the dates and extensions of the
> various copyright changes? i.e. in what year did copyright become
> extended by how much?
Peter Jaszi put together a nice graphic of the incredible shrinking public
domain, as compared to the growth it would have had if copyrights had
expired as planned -- part of the amicus brief filed in support of
Eldred's petition for certiorari in Eldred v. Ashcroft.
> I would like to extrapolate that for an argument along the lines of "at
> the current speed, copyright will be 250 years in 2025". also, I would
> like to find the year in which copyright becomes permanent (i.e. the
> term is so long that the next extension happens before even the oldest
> work expires).
Wendy Seltzer -- email@example.com
Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School