Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
laziness, impatience, and hubris
 
PerlMonks  

Re3: OT: Preserving Information

by blakem (Monsignor)
on Oct 08, 2002 at 21:54 UTC ( #203772=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: OT: Preserving Information
in thread OT: Preserving Information

published long enough ago so that they have clearly fallen into the public domain
Tomorrow, the Supreme Court is hearing a case that will hopefully shorten the absurdly long time it currently takes for this to happen.

-Blake


Comment on Re3: OT: Preserving Information
Re: Re3: OT: Preserving Information
by ignatz (Vicar) on Oct 09, 2002 at 11:17 UTC
    I'm on the edge of me seat on this one.

    The problem with the Bono/Mickey Mouse Copyright Act isn't so much the overly long time frame targeted to benefit corporations, but how Congress retroactively changes that time frame.

    This is a huge decision for me. I must confess that I am not particularly optimistic given the courts track record on corporate vs. individual rights over the last 200 years.

    ()-()
     \"/
      `                                                     
    
      The retroactive aspect is the part that has the best chance of being deemed unconstitional:
      US Constitution Establishment of Copyrights and Patents
      Article I, Section 8. Powers of Congress

      The Congress shall have the power ...
      [paragraph 8]
      To promote the progress of science and
      useful arts, by securing for limited times
      to authors and inventors the exclusive right
      to their respective writings and discoveries;

      You have to squint pretty hard to get retroactive extensions to fit under that language.

      -Blake

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://203772]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others meditating upon the Monastery: (7)
As of 2014-09-15 03:12 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    My favorite cookbook is:










    Results (145 votes), past polls