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Copyright Law is Insane

December 2, 2012 13:29:08.310

You would think that something written by Robert Frost (1874-1963) would be public domain, right? You would be mistaken - the Frost estate is running around enforcing copyrights. How exactly does Frost benefit from this? How does anyone?

The amazing thing is that the same congress critters who tell us that we need a high estate tax will go ahead an extend copyright out for decades (it's now life of the author + 75 years). I guess some pigs are more equal than others. if you build up a small restaurant business, say, it can get mostly taken away when you die. Write a few books that sell well? Your heirs will be set for life.

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posted by James Robertson

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