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Posted By: SEAROSS
04-Jan-00 - 10:58 PM
Thread Name: 'Should auld copyrights be forgot ?'
Subject: RE: BS: 'Should auld copyrights be forgot ?'
So, how many authors and lyricists do we have here. Sonny Bono sponsored the extension to life plus 70, it also happened to match the Berne convention and other international agreements. I don't think you'll see it getting shorter anytime soon.

Of course for software it's likely to be totally obsolete well before that time, so maybe it should be patented instead of copyrighted.