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8. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 3, 2013, 01:24 TheVocalMinority
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 13:32:
So everyone should be able to make a James Bond movie?
Yes.
Beamer wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 13:32:
Or a Toy Story movie?
Yes.
Beamer wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 13:32:
At this point even a Half Life?
Yes.
Beamer wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 13:32:
Half Life 2 is over 3 years old, so we should legally have a Half Life 3 sex game with Alyx and Dog?
The OP said 5 years not 3, and bonus points for the licentious example.

Beamer wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 13:32:
Half Life should be public domain so we should just be able to get it off the internet without paying Valve? EA should be able to sell it on Origin without paying them?
Yes. We could even maybe have a *Gasp* non DRM version being sold how about that?

Beamer wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 13:32:
If something still has value the creator should still be able to get value.
"if value, then right" - bullshit. This is not possible to do in any conceivable way in a free society. So I should be paid every time someone repeats some pithy quip I may have thought up?

Beamer wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 13:32:
I can't think of a single argument for how society would be better if Gordon Freeman was public domain. Or if every amusement park in every part of the country suddenly had Mickey Mouse walking around.

You're obviously not thinking too hard, here are a couple off the top of my head, even given your fairly limited list of outcomes from copy-write reform (note I've taken the liberty of removing the pejorative terms from your text):
-Increased freedom to produce art works inspired by or including Gordon Freeman or Mickey Mouse, thus contributing to the amount of art available for people to enjoy, and the enjoyment derived from the acts of creating them.
-Increased incentive for Valve/Disney to create more original content.
-Best case scenario: as a result of this and other effect of copy-write reform Disney dies a horrible death and thus can no longer contribute to the MPAA and thus future lobbying for SOPA and PIPA type of legislation.

Although if you define a better society one in which your masters interests are not threatened then perhaps you would be correct.

This comment was edited on Jan 3, 2013, 01:36.
 
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