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Posted Jun 27, 2010 23:02 UTC (Sun) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Also, Shakespeare was a myth.
Posted Jun 28, 2010 7:47 UTC (Mon) by boudewijn (subscriber, #14185)
Posted Jun 28, 2010 13:31 UTC (Mon) by Trelane (subscriber, #56877)
Posted Jun 29, 2010 15:17 UTC (Tue) by Hanno (guest, #41730)
Posted Jun 29, 2010 16:45 UTC (Tue) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Copyright really will never expire as long as these people have a say in it.
Posted Jul 3, 2010 5:06 UTC (Sat) by pjm (subscriber, #2080)
Stallman would presumably say that the wrong is not that you have to pay to get a copy of the music, but that (depending on the license the printer grants) you're forbidden from sharing the music.
As with software, it's very difficult to get the law changed, and it's hard to know what the overall effect on society a given change would have.
If you want to be free to copy or perform music or software, then the practical solution is the same as with software and books: copy a 19th century score yourself (or compose music yourself), make it freely available to others, and encourage others to do the same. If Project Gutenberg and similar projects are practical, then musical equivalents should be all the more so.
Posted Jul 7, 2010 15:31 UTC (Wed) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
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