cost of copyright

I had a thought quite a while back: how about an initial 25 year copyright term, with a small registration fee, followed by a second extention for a really big fee for the rest of the author(s') lives or a maximum of 75 years for corporations?

But just yesterday, while searching for a Non-Programmer's Tutorial for Python, I discovered a link by the autor of the guide with a better idea. Its somewhat similar to Lawrence Lessig's copyright registration concept but with a maximum copyright term of 95 years, just like current international copyright practices. But a crucial difference from current practices (a difference shared by Lessig's registration scheme and, not quite incidentaly, my idea above) is that the reregistration cost would prevent all but the most commercially productive copyrights to hold, thus freeing a good majority of copyrighted literature to cultural dialectics.

The paper is entitled Economics of Intellectual Property. Available from Kuro5hin, written by jrincayc, aka. Josh Cogliati.

Posted at 3:01:44 pm by ferdikom98


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