Status_203 - 11:56 am on Apr 21, 2011 (gmt 0)
Why are the only alternatives completely free or completely restricted? What's wrong with a balance?
I think the temporary artificial monopoly created by copyright is a good thing that allows those with a talent to entertain to take the risk that they can do so full time. I want to keep it.
I would like to see it dropped to a flat 30 years though. How many pieces of work would make a good profit in a longer timescale if they couldn't in the first 30 years? Let's go back to enriching the public domain a little. I'm against the term "intellectual property" because I think it does encourage many to think that what they produce should be solely theirs to do with what they will for evermore, in the same way as owning tangible items.