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Thread #17225   Message #1935789
Posted By: Arkie
13-Jan-07 - 09:19 PM
Thread Name: 1/19 quote-value of public domain-overprotecting
Subject: RE: 1/19 quote-value of public domain-overprotecting
Two thought provoking items about a serious subject.   Thanks Joe. There is certainly a positive value in public domain and limited copyright. I am amazed at the wisdom of the framers of the Constitution of the United States. It seems that one time in the history of this country there were those who thought of the public good and the future public good. Copyrights are just one areas addressed. Although people talk of protecting the artist and creator through copyrights the entity that prospers the most and many times at the expense of the creater is the corporate entity that purchases the copyright.   If the real intent was to protect the creator, ownership of the creation would revert back to the creator after a period of time.