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Thread #17319   Message #655065
Posted By: T in Oklahoma (Okiemockbird)
21-Feb-02 - 11:20 PM
Thread Name: Sonny Bono Copyright Extension
Subject: RE: Sonny Bono Copyright Extension
Here is a Salon inverview with Eric Eldred and Laura Bjorklund, two of the plaintiffs in Eldred v. Ashcroft.

The interviewees make two errors in their statements. First, there were criminal provisions in the copyright act prior to the passage of the DMCA, though the DMCA added some additional ones. Also, in 1950 the duration of copyright was 56 years maximum, not 50 years.