I would think that progress, in this context, is realized only by using any given work to create another and so, in effect, your usage of the word progress is entirely and exactly the opposite. Long lengths only has potential to create "profit" - bereft of progress.
For "the life of the author" is progress defeating and that is most clear with regards to that author. His own potential for progress has been unwittingly truncated where that one work is concerned. That defeat of progress increases exponentially the longer works are held from the public domain. That's why "limited" is crucial to "progress".
Specifically, "limited" has been distorted beyond what is reasonable, "Authors and Inventors" has been distorted to include myriad groups of folks and "Progress" has been nonsensically twisted into profit. All of these distortions are detriments to progress.
As for my own ideas of what "limited" might actually mean when "Progress" is, once again, the intention then I might think that 14 years, a single extension of same and then a fee (say a 35% renewal fee based on the previous 14 year period for that work's taxable income) for another 14 year extension. Five 14 year periods maximum granting up to 70 years for any "Writings and Discoveries". 14+14+(35%@14(x3)) - So, either works enter the public domain or one pays for the privilege of a 70 year lock up. ... and no others.
I think we should have this allowance for copyright: 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.
hrm.. they breed dead goats therefore they are insult and injury to all goats and breeders hence they are anathema to all goats and breeders, even the dead ones. Save the planet - Don't breed dead goats
MPAA are dead goat breeders and would fuck themselves if they thought they could gain yet more insular control. If only they would go fuck themselves then the world would instantaneously be a better place for it.
Re: Re: These people that tell us that the report needs to be concealed...
The very instant at which it was decided that terrorism will be countered with military might, technology and life was the same instant that overt actions to extend empire became a trite relic of history.
The very instant that the leader of the free world authorized military technology to be deliberately and directly deployed against all civilian targets was the very same instant that the free world became another trite relic of history.
Welcome to the New World Order covertly brought to you by: ????
I read your post and got stuck on the word revolution for a second and it occurred to me that revolution is continuous in nature and so it must be when applied to society. Revolutions do not end. They can not because once power has been ceded it will invariably consolidate which will invariably limit or otherwise oppress the increasingly less privileged of larger society. Heat and pressure, expansion and contraction, wax on and wax off - the revolution is infinite and does not stop. Thus - Welcome to the Revolution - Long Live the Revolution. Indeed.
OK, since clearly the identity of the child is known could someone please tell me what has happened to handling this on an appropriate level? What's wrong with "Clean it, take three days to think about it and take a few sessions with counseling services (read: not the police)" before any sort of escalation? Why are we always so fucking willing to break people? Are people really that damn scared of dying, death and destruction that they'll preempt the prospects of a normal adult life for a child and all those around them? For the likes of this? A marked up bathroom stall? I really think we need our collective heads examined, quickly, or we truly are fucked. Is our government responsible for this shit? Because if it is then it's well past overdue for a reality check.
Living life under some phobia of perishing in a terror "attack" is not freedom, by any measure. Whoever thought or continues to think that our current state of affairs qualifies as the American Dream needs a padded cell. And that before shit gets real real.
I'm a little disturbed by everyone's attitude here. Don't you people realize that war helps you!? Where would you be without a war on drugs? That's right, you'd be high. Where would you be without a war on terror!? That's right, you'd be home and high. Where would you be without a police force designed to protect you from yourselves!? You'd be in the emergency room, dead.. and high. Finally, where would you be without threats to our foreign policy? You'd probably be home, well away from the threat where you would probably get high, terrorized and dead. Think about that for a minute, for the children. War is peace. Peace out.