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Re: Mutopia and copyright

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: Mutopia and copyright
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2001 23:26:19 +0200

address@hidden writes:
> > > Which countries have 70 years from the death of the author instead
> > > of 50 as required?  How did it happen?  Who has a list?
> > 
> > The whole of the EU has 70 (or will soon).  The UK changed in 1996.  (Or
> > was it 1995?).

> Make no mistake, I am 100% in favor of 70 years.  Why was it
> changed to 70 years?  What is the justification for changing it? 
> I am interested in arguments in favor of 70 years to start on
> getting it changed here also.  :-)

Extension of copyright is "natural" process, a product of the vested
interests of copyright-holders (eg. Dysney studios). This process
doesn't need your intervention.  If you (and enough other people) just
keep shut, the period will also go to 90 years at some point.


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