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Copyright and Fair Use May 21, 2007

Posted by truthspew in copyright, fair use.
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This is a very good video that explains the ridiculousness of current copyright law while demonstrating fair use of Disney films to deliver the message.

I had forgotten that the original copyright term was 14 years, while now the copyright is for the lifetime of the author plus 70 years. So lets say a 20 year old creates a work and lives for another 60 years. The copyright would extend out to 130 years!

Pretty clear who benefits from long copyright. It’s big business of course, publishers, movie studios, music producers, etc.

I’d love to see it overturned and wound back to the 14 year limit.