[consulting] Guilds vs. Unions

Victor Kane victorkane at gmail.com
Tue Aug 11 15:34:45 UTC 2009

But there's also the disquieting tendency towards conglomerates swallowing
up public domain works and issuing "special editions", then defending a
copyright that is based on that new edition and not the original time of
We may have to end up like the famous Ray Bradbury story, with each one of
us responsible for ensuring access to one cultural treasure for all mankind,
no matter what the US signs or doesn't sign.

Victor Kane

On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 12:22 PM, Sheryl <gubydala at his.com> wrote:

> Steve Scotten wrote:
> > I'm all for reducing limits on copyright (25-40 years regardless of
> > the life of the author sounds reasonable to me), but wholeheartedly
> > against the "just scrap it" mentality reformers seem to have.
> The US became a signatory of the Berne Convention (basically "life + 50
> years" except for photography and movies)in the late 80s, so I would think
> going back to the shorter copyright terms unlikely.
> Sheryl
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