ag737 at freenet.carleton.ca
Wed Apr 21 09:56:35 EDT 2004
>> 5) Question: Why is the term of copyright issue such a hot potato, in a way
>> that the term of patents or term of industrial designs or term of plant
>> breeders' rights isn't? Why haven't inventors or plant breeders been able
>> to use the "oh god, won't someone think of the creators (and their widows
>> and their orphans and their grandchildren)" argument? Have they even tried?
> Yes they have. Follow-on corporate innovators in industrial policy are
>much more vocal and well financed than in cultural policy.
But evidently less successful, since the other types of IP don't get
tinkered with legislatively nearly as often, or as inevitably in favour of
owners, as CR does.
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