How about some hope and change on copyright law? Shorter the term back to the author's life plus thirty years--enough to care for needy spouses, but not for greedy corporations.It's well known that I'm somewhat of a copyright dissident.
I recognize it's usefulness, but I also recognize that copyrights are completely out of hand.
And part of it has to do with the "the author's life plus thirty years--enough to care for needy spouses."
Here's the deal: copyrights are granted to creators to provide incentive for creating more works. The idea is that without incentive, no one would create anything...which any true artist will tell you is bullshit.
(Fact: A very small percentage, I'd guess 10% or less, of all art has any value in the marketplace. The rest is literally worthless. Some incentive, huh?)
I have no problem granting copyrights for "the author's life" but why the thirty year extension for needy spouses? So they can enjoy the incentive to create more works?