Journal: News & Comment

Tuesday, October 10, 2006
# 6:54:00 PM:

Go Meg!

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Meg is talking about food and recipes, but she needn't be:

The current copyright law is excessive and if anything, stifles, rather than promotes, innovation. (Current law grants copyright to an author for the term of her life plus seventy years. If I were to live to 100, what you're reading right now wouldn't enter the public domain until 2142!) You can look all around the creative world, from Disney to the recent troubles with the civil rights documentary Eyes on the Prize, for examples of how copyright has been perverted from the original intent to offer a limited set of protections to "promote the progress of science and useful arts."

Mash it up, people.


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