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Re: Re3: OT: Preserving Information

by ignatz (Vicar)
on Oct 09, 2002 at 11:17 UTC ( #203886=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re3: OT: Preserving Information
in thread OT: Preserving Information

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.

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Re5: OT: Preserving Information
by blakem (Monsignor) on Oct 09, 2002 at 11:31 UTC
    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

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