Thursday, January 26, 2012

Property rights ...

... Book Review: How to Fix Copyright - (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Most reasonable people would agree that copyright terms are too long—70 years after the author's death, per a 1998 extension—and that some laws need to be re-examined for a digital world. But William Patry, a prolific and respected legal scholar who is now Google's senior copyright counsel, takes such a dim view of efforts to protect intellectual property that he seems somewhat uncomfortable with the very idea of a commercial market for creative work.

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