There should be no such thing as a copyright.
1-20 years after intellectual property is created
21-40 years after intellectual property is created
41-60 years after intellectual property is created
The copyright should last as long as the creator of the intellectual property is still alive
1-20 after the original creator of the intellectual property has died
21-40 after the original creator of the intellectual property has died
41-60 after the original creator of the intellectual property has died
The copyright on the intellectual property should last forever (a perpetual copyright.)
other idea or I do not know(please specify)
And I would definitely expect there to be little profit in piracy, because as I said -- people don't pay for what they can get for free.
But there's no reason to go around that carousel again, I suppose.
2001-2008: Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
2009-2016: Dissent is the highest form of racism.
2017-? (Probably): Dissent is the highest form of misogyny.
However, libraries also draw from used book resources. They buy used books; they sell used books. Authors and publishers don't make any money off of used books, either. The only people making money off a used book are the people selling them.
I just didn't want the misconception lingering out there that authors and publishers are trying to shut down libraries. On the contrary, we give up our own profits to donate to libraries. Okay, that is all.
5 years with the option to renew for up to 50 years in 5 year increments. Also, no royalties to be paid for non-commercial use (like at weddings, musical background on personal videos, etc.)
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If I spend 20 years inventing something why should I not expect to be rewarded for it through ownership of the intellectual property that I invented? How much is 20 years of a persons life worth? Royalties are compensation for work, it is not free money. And some corporations have spent millions or even billions developing a product why should someone have the right to just take all that investment away just because someone thinks there should be a time limit on that investment?
If I carve (Im a wood carver) a piece and do not sell it, and put it on display as my trademark piece, why should I ever have to give up my creation? It was me who designed and carved the piece, I figured out a complex 3d design, why cant I own that particular design forever? Why should someone else have the right to take my design for their own profit, when they did not do any of the design work? In my world I call that stealing.