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Why won't they change entertainment laws?
I mean so many people get screwed through "The Copyright" and inheritance laws from 1998 and 1789. They create too much conflict, the punishments are unrealistic to the defendant, and the cases aren't even fully investigated. Why hasn't anyone questioned them or investigated or if they have and gone missing or disappeared, why hasn't anyone asked why?
- Robert JLv 72 months ago
If you spend anything from days to months or years creating something original in the expectation of selling it - then someone just duplicates it and gives it away free, so no one buys it, do you think that is fair?
What's the point of anyone doing any creative work to make a living, if anyone else can destroy your income by giving away your work.
Copyright and patent are essential to give people reason to create and be inventive.
I do think the repeated extension of copyright length is ludicrous, it should never have been more than eg. 25 years as with patents - but there is nothing wrong with the principle of copyright.
[And anyone "going missing" has nothing to with copyright].