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  •  do YOU really still personally own your original (0+ / 0-)

    copyrights, or have they been sold off to some corporation?

    how about ... as in the recent past, living persons, original intellectual content creators -- lifetime of the author plus 35 years, the end. if the additional 35 years of "free" income isn't sufficient for heirs, too bad.

    woo hoo, i've got a socialist here... a "work for hire" -- corp. hires a creator to make a work (i.e., an instruction manual) then corp. gets 25 years copyright.  

    HOWEVER any work-copyright a corp. BUYS, they only get 3 years' rights! -- plenty of time to publish it ONCE, then copyright reverts to the actual creator.

    and any 3-year contract can NOT be made exclusive. told ya' SOCIALIST, he he.

    "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

    by chimene on Mon Apr 23, 2012 at 12:12:03 AM PDT

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