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  • Jun 3rd, 2011 @ 10:32am

    Public Domain is MORE important

    In reading the constitution,it is my belief that the founding fathers believed that the Public Domain was MORE important than the term of patent and copyright protection -- that the exclusive right period was the BAIT to get inventors and authors to create the works that would eventually benefit society when they go into the Public Domain. The operative word is LIMITED. I seem to think that this was stated in a way by Eric Harbeson of MLA today when he was reported by Copycense as saying 'What's lost by a work going to the public domain increases value to the public.'