Supreme Court to hear case on re-copyrighting public domain works

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Supreme Court to hear case on re-copyrighting public domain works.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/03/NuNNw8.jpg[/newsimage]The United States Supreme Court announced on Monday that it has accepted a case that will decide whether artistic works, including films and music, that are considered part of the public domain can be placed back under copyright protection where those other than the creator must pay to use them.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/supreme-court-to-hear-case-on-re-copyrighting-public-domain-works-41075/](http://www.myce.com/news/supreme-court-to-hear-case-on-re-copyrighting-public-domain-works-41075/)


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Wtf … seriously … wtf?

The swiss banks with nameless numbered accounts must be REALLY popular these days …

Most of the original artists mentioned died decades ago, somewhere between 1/2 and 1 century ago.
Copyright should die with the original creator … if we’re compassionate, let copyright companies milk it for upto 5 years from original creation date.


#3

5 years sounds good. Then I can finally download The Hurt Locker in 2016 without the worries.


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[QUOTE=Zzyzxroad;2579067]5 years sounds good. Then I can finally download The Hurt Locker in 2016 without the worries.[/QUOTE]
The Hurt Locker is not worth the time to read the title …


#5

Aw Jeez. It’s [I]always[/I] been my dream to own a Roger Corman movie. Now them Supreme Beings are gonna try to bar me from doing so?


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In my opinion copyright and patent rights should have an expiration date… Think about it… How many inventions have been made, but haven’t been implemented on a large scale because some big companies hold the patents and making it either not available or too expensive too implement… I mean that what stops the progress. Lots of fuel efficient patents are being held by oil companies, etc.