Mudcat Café message #160125 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16566   Message #160125
Posted By: Richard Bridge
08-Jan-00 - 06:55 PM
Thread Name: 'Should auld copyrights be forgot ?'
Subject: RE: BS: 'Should auld copyrights be forgot ?'
I am rushing, but I am a copyright lawyer. Remember that US coopyright law is not mirrored worldwide. Without copyright there would be no rich artists and even rich companies would be poorer. But copyright poses a problem because of the power of prohibition. There may be a case to be made for "domaine publique payante" after a certian time.