| ||Let's improve U.S. copyright law in 2013|
29 points by yakiv 1727 days ago | hide | past | web | 15 comments | favorite |
|On January 23, I'm going to mail four handwritten letters: one to each of my state's senators, one to my district's representative, and one to Barack Obama.|
In each letter I'm going to explain that current copyright terms are way longer than necessary for copyright's stated purpose, and I'm going to ask for copyright terms to be limited to a maximum of 10 years with no exceptions. Compared to current copyright terms this sounds really short, but think about how long 10 years is---it's maybe still too long. I'm also going to ask that currently active copyright terms all end within 10 years.
If you're a U.S. citizen, I challenge you to do the same (though you can mail fewer people if you want).
By the way, if you're buying stamps, you'll want to buy "forever stamps". You can use them for mailing letters even if the price goes up after you buy them.
 "To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;"
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