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Op Ed

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - Why Games Should Enter The Public Domain.
The idea that creativity is only feasible if thereís a financial reward is abundantly demonstrably false. For someone to make their living from creative pursuits relies on some sort of financial return, yes. Creativity is not dependent on its being oneís living. Thatís enormously crucial to remember. But even when talking about those seeking to make their living, the notion that a finite stretch of time in which exclusive profits can be made doesnít prevent anyone from becoming a multi-millionaire from their work. An eventual transition to the public domain would in no sense take away the financial incentive to create.

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2. Re: Op Ed Feb 4, 2014, 13:45 jdreyer
 
Yeah, I pretty much hate our current copyright laws. What is it, 70 years? 90? And Disney etc. keep pushing them longer. Here's what's written in the US constitution:

To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.

In what frickin universe is 70 years "limited Times???" Hell most inventors and authors are dead 70 years after their work/invention was created. Make it 15. 20 at MOST.
 
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