S.F. Jude Terror wrote:I can understand the idea that artists deserve to make a living off their ideas for their lifetime, but after that copyright should go into the public domain. That we've allowed copyright to keep being extended and halted the public domain at 1923 is a huge detriment to our shared culture, and ultimately I think it can lead to the loss of a lot of great works of art as anything not in the public domain but not profitable to the huge corporation that owns that copyright will simply sit in a vault forever.
I think your idea, from the perspective of the artist, that the artist can combat the hording and exploitation of ideas by corporations by creating new art is sound in theory, but the fact is few artists are prolific enough to produce a lot of great works of art. Most, I think, might produce one or two in a lifetime.
Damn it, Jude! Why do you have to go and say something that actually makes sense?
I must (reluctantly) agree with Jude in the lifetime copyright. Once the artist is dead, his work should be allowed to pass into public domain.