Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 10th Apr 2010 21:19 UTC
Legal Happy birthday to you... Happy birthday to you... Happy birthday dear copyright law... Yeah, it's April 10, the birthday of copyright (thanks, Arnoud). In 1710, 300 years ago, England enacted the very first copyright law, cutely named the Statute of Anne, after then-reigning Queen Anne. When reading about those early days of copyright, one can't help but hope we will return to those days - the Statute of Anne has little to nothing to do with modern copyright.
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Nothing happy about it
by bile on Sun 11th Apr 2010 06:29 UTC
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Copyright is past its prime and should let go of life. Government enforced intellectual monopolies are not necessary for innovation and fundamentally infringes on the property rights of others.

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