Saturday, January 18, 2003

Anything More?

once more into the breach, my friends? "The easy answer is no. The Supreme Court has ruled that Congress has the power perpetually to extend the terms of existing copyrights. This brief “experiment with the public domain,” as the NYT eloquently put it, is over. In twenty years, we can expect terms will be extended again. There is no good reason to expect anything different.

The hard answer is, well, yes..."

I wonder if international agreements like TRIPS (Article 13) could be used against the US. Of course, something that treats a computer program, with or without source, the same as literary works should probably be ignored.

Also, an amusing interview with Mickey on the decision and comic strip.
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