We are very much interested in comments and corrections. This is a complicated issue area, both technically and legally, and we know there is likely a lot we can improve. So please send me any comments or corrections you might have.
- If copyright were really property, like a house or cell phone, most Americans would belong in jail. That nobody seriously thinks infringement should be fully enforced demonstrates that copyright is not property and that copyright policy is broken.
- Under the Founders' Copyright, as set forth in the 1790 Copyright Act, works could be protected for a maximum of 28 years. Under present law, they can be extended to 120 years. The massive growth of intellectual privilege serves big corporate publishers to the detriment of individual authors and artist.
- By discriminating against unoriginal speech, copyright sharply limits our freedoms of expression.
- We should return to the wisdom of the Founders and regard copyrights as special privileges narrowly crafted to serve the common good.
This is an economic discussion that you're not educated enough to participate in it. See reply to see what an educated and thoughtful reply looks like.
We Bitcoin holder's and supporters can still have disagreements about which path Bitcoin will succeed on. I need not partake in your ignorance, you've already demonstrated you know absolutely nothing about economics; you're not a worthy discussion partner nor is your childish baiting worthy of a reply.
Go to /r/Bitcoin and find some other ignorant children like yourself to argue with.
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