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Re5: OT: Preserving Information

by blakem (Monsignor)
on Oct 09, 2002 at 11:31 UTC ( #203895=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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

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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