Re: [videoblogging] Re: Taking my videos down (Freeplay Music discussion)
On Mon, 08 Aug 2005 18:07:20 +0200, Jack Nelson <jack@...> wrote: > Good Morning to All was written in 1893. In 1935 the Hill sisters sued > for copyright (42 > years after the fact and it is not even clear that they wrote the new > words to the song > (Happy Birthday to You). The last Hill sister died in 1946. Whose > creativity is being stunted > when we use this song? Time Warner's? Their creative act seems to be > buying something > already made and cahing in on it (and lobbying to extend the copyright > laws so they can > cash in more). Happy Birthday to You will be covered by copyrigh5t laws > until 2030 (unless > Time Warner/MS/other big uncreative companies can get the copyright laws > extended > again. That's bullshit, and it is not doing anything to help creativity. You're opposed to the length of the copyright. Pat was opposed to the idea of copyright. Vast difference. I can only agree with you that the current length of copyright (70 years after author's death) is much too long. I'd like to see that changed. - Andreas -- <URL:http://www.solitude.dk/> Commentary on media, communication, culture and technology.