Copyright Issues

copyright lasts too long

The term of copyrights should be shortened - ideas need not last in private hands for generations. The public needs to build on society's development of ideas, and slamming the door shut on usage of works by refusing to release it to the public domain after a reasonable time is costing our culture.


We would not have the problem of "orphan" books and issues for google and others if a reasonable copyright term was reintroduced.



60 votes
Idea No. 56