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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by mikeinohio on Sun 11th Apr 2010 09:15 UTC
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I was going to go on a rant about modern copyright and patent laws. From what the other posters have written, I would be preaching to the choir.

It would be interesting to see an article on OSNews covering the metamorphosis of patent law. That started as a good faith attempt on the part of lawmakers to balance the inventor's need for return on investment and the public's need for access to new technology.

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