that told us that if Shakespeare had lived in our age of rampant copyright infringement, he wouldn't have been able to base his plays on recent... oh wait.
Next they'll claim that using free/open-source software is "unfair competition"...
Oh wait, they already did - the 301 watchlist.
If the reduction doesn't apply retrospectively then it won't be much of a fix - the benefits won't start appearing until the 2060s.
And if registration is required then the benefits will be limited. Sure, it'll free up forgotten works a little quicker, but the corporations and estates will just reregister the profitable works.
And in any case, life plus 50 is still an order of magnitude too long.
(Back when I was a kid) I bought most of the Horrible History series after borrowing a couple from the library. Wouldn't have heard of them otherwise.
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