Comments on: UK Term Extension — latest http://www.lessig.org/2006/12/uk-term-extension-latest/ Blog, news, books Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:56:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 By: Crosbie Fitch http://www.lessig.org/2006/12/uk-term-extension-latest/#comment-15982 Wed, 06 Dec 2006 11:44:38 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2006/12/uk_term_extension_latest.html#comment-15982 Gifts tend to be gratuitous.

When it comes to asking for valuable concessions, these tend to require paying for.

If the extension is valuable, let anyone bid for the copyright and extension of each copyrighted work in a free market. The government can then collect the revenue on behalf of the public who would otherwise enjoy the value of the published works.

This way we can ensure that only works of no value end up in the public domain.

Hang on a mo! The whole point of copyright was to procure valuable works into the public domain.

Something’s gone terribly wrong.

It’s time to abolish copyright.

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By: Rob Myers http://www.lessig.org/2006/12/uk-term-extension-latest/#comment-15981 Wed, 06 Dec 2006 08:47:24 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2006/12/uk_term_extension_latest.html#comment-15981 The lesson that Gowers (hopefully) teaches, and that we are trying to reinforce here in the UK, is that we don’t have to allow extension at all.

At this point, far from being a useful compromise, selective term extension would be a major concession.

Promoting term extension in the face of the leaked Gowers conclusions and against all the hard work that people in the UK are doing to oppose term extension is counterproductive at best.

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