Friday, May 04, 2007

Fri 04-May-07: Sheer Lunacy

Sheer Lunacy
Is it sane for a dead author or artist
To have a copyright for seventy years after they’re dead?
Or shold copyrights extend as long as patents do>

To understand this, simply imagine life
Without generic drugs, or perhaps simply imagine
Microsoft owning the copyrights or patents on your car.

The software industry likens Microsoft owning the patent
On your steering wheel, to GM owning the rads, and not allowing foreign cars to drive here.

Total insanity would result, which
Is what we have today in the U.S. of A.
Mickey Mouse is protected for another 70 years and won't enter into the public domain.

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