View Poll Results: How long should a copyright last before the I.P. becomes public domain?

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  • There should be no such thing as a copyright.

    6 5.71%
  • 1-20 years after intellectual property is created

    19 18.10%
  • 21-40 years after intellectual property is created

    2 1.90%
  • 41-60 years after intellectual property is created

    1 0.95%
  • The copyright should last as long as the creator of the intellectual property is still alive

    24 22.86%
  • 1-20 after the original creator of the intellectual property has died

    14 13.33%
  • 21-40 after the original creator of the intellectual property has died

    3 2.86%
  • 41-60 after the original creator of the intellectual property has died

    3 2.86%
  • The copyright on the intellectual property should last forever (a perpetual copyright.)

    20 19.05%
  • other idea or I do not know(please specify)

    13 12.38%
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    Re: How long should a copyright last before it becomes public domain?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Oh I've seen people argue various opinions on weapons right here on this board.


    And art can be quantified in various similar ways. Advertising art for example.
    You can have various opinions on weapons, but when it boils down to it one weapon is going to be more accurate than another.
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    Re: How long should a copyright last before it becomes public domain?

    However long Micky Mouse lives.

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    Re: How long should a copyright last before it becomes public domain?

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    You can have various opinions on weapons, but when it boils down to it one weapon is going to be more accurate than another.
    And by the same notion advertising art can be quantified in a similar manner.

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    Re: How long should a copyright last before it becomes public domain?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    And by the same notion advertising art can be quantified in a similar manner.
    But differences in the same ad aren't going to make a difference, that's why when ads don't work they use completely different ads.
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    Re: How long should a copyright last before it becomes public domain?

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    You can have various opinions on weapons, but when it boils down to it one weapon is going to be more accurate than another.
    Accuracy is hardly the only metric by which a weapon can be evaluated. You have reliability, weight, caliber, rate of fire, sights, ergonomics, noise and plenty of other factors that matter.

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    Re: How long should a copyright last before it becomes public domain?

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Accuracy is hardly the only metric by which a weapon can be evaluated. You have reliability, weight, caliber, rate of fire, sights, ergonomics, noise and plenty of other factors that matter.
    Which can all be measured scientifically, whereas books and art are subjective.
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    Re: How long should a copyright last before it becomes public domain?

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    But differences in the same ad aren't going to make a difference, that's why when ads don't work they use completely different ads.
    IOW it is quantifiable.

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    Re: How long should a copyright last before it becomes public domain?

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    Which can all be measured scientifically, whereas books and art are subjective.
    Not so. The "stopping power" of a given caliber cannot be scientifically measurable, because of the ethical prohibitions against shooting humans in a controlled manner. Not to mention that even if the qualities of a firearm can be objectively measured, how one values such qualities is still subjective. I'll grant you that one can evaluate the technical merits of a physical object much more objectively than a piece of art, but it still is somewhat fuzzy.

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    Re: How long should a copyright last before it becomes public domain?

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    Yea that was helpful. Are you psychic or something?


    I am not a fan of the moral police thank you. Morality isnt even the right concept, the right term is liberty. It is my liberty to own what I create.




    So somehow my wood carvings are going to make corporation take government handouts? Arent you jumping to conclusions there just a little? And why exactly should my child be deprived the benefits of my life long work? Seems a little selfish on your part to steal my families inheritance just because you are jealous that I did something with my life and you did not. And where does this ultra fair philosophy of your stop? Will you be calling me immoral because I do not share my earnings with everyone? Which isnt true since I pay tax's.
    Because your child should have to earn his own living.
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    Re: How long should a copyright last before it becomes public domain?

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    Because your child should have to earn his own living.
    Just because they may get the benefits of my work does not mean that they will not work.

    At any rate who are you to tell another human being what to do? That is exactly what you are doing, for some reason you feel its unfair that someone else Had a family member that did more than just clock in and be someones wage slave. Guess what right now its a free country and you could earn some royalties yourself. But even then your kids are not guaranteed to never have to work.
    Your entire assertion is naive at best. Somethings just don't sell themselves. And someone at anytime mat make something that makes your product obsolete. Its a rare case that I single copywrite will continue to make lots of money. Many successful people have hundreds of copywrites that cost them thousands of dollars to get. Yet maybe one or two has any value.

    Here is a little reality while yes some rich people exploit Intellectual property, It is the small guy (or small gal) that Intellectual property protections help out. You act as if everyone is evil greedy bastards and need to be kept from be greedy. Just hedge a little more of that liberty away until we are all wage slaves.

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