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1. Re: Op Ed Feb 4, 2014, 12:55 chickenboo
 
Completely agree. What the author failed to mention explicitly is that when copyright expires, the original owners still have the right to sell their work - but now everyone else does, too. Copyright expiry simply removes the right to monopoly of the work. Now the original owner sells his item at competitive prices with the rest of the people selling it. 20, 30 years of monopoly rights is plenty of time. Heck, I would even argue it should be shorter, but I don't create anything for sale, so...  
 
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