Anthony DiPierro wrote:
I wouldn't go so far as to say that I'd
like to see the US make fair
use more restrictive - although frankly it probably wouldn't matter
all that much in my daily life.
But making it more clear when the answer is "No." That'd be
tremendously helpful to Wikipedia, in that it'd resolve a lot of
conflict, and I really don't see how it'd hurt anything.
Another interesting possibility would be a use-it-or-lose-it provision.
If there has been no properly authorized publication of a copright work
in the last 10 years, any reprinting is fair use.
Wasn't copyright originally intended to be blanket 25 years, regardless
of how alive or otherwise the author was?
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