[–] RedditSureDoesSuck 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Most copyrighted works become commercially worthless within a decade or two.

Um, citation on that?

[–] derram 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

https://archive.fo/rbwE1 :

Mickey Mouse and Batman will soon be public domain—here’s what that means | Ars Technica

'In 1998, works published in 1922 or earlier were in the public domain, with 1923 works scheduled to expire at the beginning of 1999. ', " Today's opponents of copyright extensions are vastly better organized and better funded than the ragtag band that tried to stop the 1998 copyright extension.", "The copyrights to Superman, Batman, Disney's Snow White, and early Looney Tunes characters will all fall into the public domain between 2031 and 2035."

'It added 20 years to the terms of older works, keeping 1923 works locked up until 2019. ', "Next January, George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue will fall into the public domain."

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