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[–] Morrotbotz 0 points 30 points (+30|-0) ago  (edited ago)

you would think with all the films that have been made recently with public domain content that the studios would be against this... its like saying "Yes we grew all this great food for you with seeds we found, but if you plant any of our seeds, we will sue you." Oh wait this happens. hold on better analogy....

It's like saying: "We are going to use all this great water we found to grow you food, but if you try and use that water your..." shit wait... um

it's like saying: "Look at all this great stuff we made for your iPhone using open source software, but if you dare try and use our code, we will sue you. If you try and barrow ideas from us down the line to better the state of technology, we will sue you." Shit wait this is copyright...

well fuck I tryed..

You get the point I am making, people want to get some thing for free, charge you for it, and then throw a shit fit when it comes time to give it back to the world.

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[–] let_them_eat_slogans [S] 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

One of the best and most clear examples is Disney, I think. Here is a list of 50 films Disney made from stories/characters in the public domain. Many of those films would be IP violations if they were made today, thanks to laws lobbied for by Disney themselves.

Create a business model, make billions of dollars with it, then use those billions to lobby to make it illegal for anyone else to use the same business model once you control the market.

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[–] Morrotbotz ago 

I'm curious, if derivative work is anonymously mass published and distributed through non attributable means, dose that mean the copyright is lost since the holder cant successfully defend it?

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[–] squidicuz 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Give a man a key, he cannot not open the door
Give him something free and he'll resell it to the poor

...Such is life in this unfurling dystopia.

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[–] Ilvi ago 

Cool song. >:3

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[–] Disappointed 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

This is why it's important to share with your friends. Sharing is caring and a whole lot more. Thank you TPP for giving me vindication.

AAAARGHHH, me hearties!

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[–] EvilSmurf 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

It's like watching the knife go in. We are being stabbed, and no one else seems to notice.

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

Just comfortably numb, welcome to the machine.

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[–] ghotioninabarrel 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Can someone explain to me why copyright ever gets longer than life of author? Let alone a lifetime more...

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[–] Balrogic 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Supposedly, it protects the "livelihood" of authors' families if they die due to uncertainty about lifespans. A fixed 20 year copyright term would be perfectly predictable and easy to plan your finances around.

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[–] let_them_eat_slogans [S] 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Wealthy corporations buy properties from the authors, and lobby for laws that extend the duration so they can continue to profit from the properties.

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[–] What_was_that_2 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

copyright lobby has jeopardized a century of culture, including a huge number of works that have been “orphaned”—their copyright status is unclear, or the rights holder is impossible to locate, so they cannot be freely archived, built on, or shared.

This is important for any type of growth as we learn and build on the knowledge achieve by others to better are selves. If the creator and hold of the copyright dies then it should go into public domain statues. For works like these to remain in limbo is not helping anyone.

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[–] southernmost 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

What if the creator is an immortal corporation?

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[–] What_was_that_2 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

That one is trick because everyone/entity should have equal rights but I honestly don't know.

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[–] HexTq ago 

I know who we need to call

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[–] asp1910 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I wonder if there's a clause in there that everybody has to match the country with the longest copyright terms.... so they only need to get one country to increase the term every time. It makes too much sense for them not to do this, I think.

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[–] let_them_eat_slogans [S] 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

There is indeed such a clause in the IP chapter leaks. You can have terms more extensive than the TPP, but not less.

Each Party shall give effect to the provisions of this Chapter. A Party may, but shall not be obliged to, provide more extensive protection for, and enforcement of, intellectual property rights under its law than is required by this Chapter, provided that such protection and enforcement does not contravene the provisions of this Chapter.

https://wikileaks.org/tpp/

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[–] asp1910 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Sorry, that's not what I meant. What I intended to say was if ANY TPP COUNTRY implements copyright of X years, all TPP countries must match it. That way they only need to lobby one country at a time for copyright extensions, and not always the same one, as the rest must follow. I'm surprised they're not going for that.

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[–] neverending_strife 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Nothing made after the creation of Mickey Mouse will ever be public domain again.

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[–] 1292259? 1 point 2 points (+3|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Shameless plug of /v/TPPrally so we can actually do something about this BS.

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