Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Copyrights are too long

Copyright office head denounces "big mistake" of extending copyright:
The head of the US copyright office has accused Congress of making a mistake by extending the length of copyright in America, calling the term "too long," and saying that Congress made a "big mistake."
At last, someone in power is admitting this. Now to get Ms. Peters to explain that to Congress. Copyright shouldn't be eternal, it should last a few years, then end. As it stands, whenever Disney copyrights get close to expiring, Congress retroactively extends them. That doesn't encourage the useful arts and sciences, it discourages them.

Free Mickey!