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  •  Yet another reason the Founders gave (2+ / 0-)
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    Brown Thrasher, NoMoreLies

    Congress the power to issue copyrights only for a limited time.

    They weren't fucked in the head by being subjected to insane Randroid gibberish for decades - they understood quite clearly that no one could own a story or song.  They just thought it was a good idea to guarantee a creator of new works and exclusive right to profit from said creation for as long as that profit monopoly would serve the general welfare.

    An exclusive right to profit from something for a limited term in no fucking way means ownership, though.

    Fear is your only God.

    by JesseCW on Sat Jan 28, 2012 at 11:18:42 AM PST

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