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13. Re: Op Ed Feb 4, 2014, 17:28 jdreyer
 
@ Beam,

What you mention is a risk of shorter copyrights, but the downsides of long copyrights far outweigh any risks.

1. NOTHING can be done with IP under copyright if the holder doesn't have means/desire to do it.

2. I can't make a world with laser swords because George Lucas will sue the shit out of me. Ditto for a game with "mechs" and "long range missiles."

Making weaker copyright laws doesn't preclude making new IP. It opens up MORE options not less.
 
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