Re: new PD works
- From: Michael Oltz <mdo1@[redacted]>
- Subject: Re: new PD works
- Date: Tue, 04 Jan 2000 21:54:34 -0500
At 2000/01/04 18:54 +0100, Jeroen Hellingman wrote:
> In light of the discussions on copyright extentions, I would like to urge
> all subscribers in countries where the life+50 rule still applies to
> quickly place on-line works that have become public domain on 1-1-2000.
> ... to be able to rely on transitional regulations that might be
> possible extentions.
I think this is a very good idea, for that reason; like in Britain, where
things that HAD been used in a public domain manner during such a window of
opportunity, did not get "pulled back in" when they extended to life+70.
> Then use the presence of these works on-line actively in lobbying against
> proposed copyright extentions and harmonizations ...
But this could backfire. The people in the USA could point to the GWTW in
Canada and say "See what horrible things can happen when copyright expires!
We don't get a penny! I'm a poor man, Master David, a poor, poor man!"