Copyright Law in the US

If you don’t mind starting your New Year off a little sour, check out this Quartz article on Public Domain Day and realize how much is left out of our culture because copyright laws in the US are ridiculous. “The US changed its copyright term to 70 years in 1978, but it also retroactively extended copyrights twice—first as part of the 1978 law and then again in 1998. As a result of these extensions, no published works will actually enter the public domain until 2019. (Unpublished works do enter the public domain, but this is a much smaller and decidedly less illustrious group.)”

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