For those who don't know, there are a number of Creative Commons licences that copyright owners can apply to avoid this problem, including specifically the founders' copyright which has work enter the public domain 14yrs after it's created. Some publishers, including O'Reilly, use it.
I'm not sure if the forthcoming English & Welsh jurisdiction version of the Creative Commons Licences supports it.
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Subject: Re: Copyright killing culture?
Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2005 13:34:34 +0100
From: Anny Ballardini <[log in to unmask]>
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we went through something similar here with a documentary on Mapplethorpe
when they organized an exhibit, useless to say we couldn't (economically)
The aim of the poet is to awaken emotions in the soul, not to gather
Stalker, Andrei Tarkovsky
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From: "Trevor Joyce" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, January 18, 2005 4:18 AM
Subject: Copyright killing culture?
> > How copyright could be killing culture: The high cost of getting
> > permission to use archival footage and photos threatens to put makers
> > of documentaries out of business
> > http://tinyurl.com/52nut
> > "The owners of the libraries, which are now increasingly under
> > corporate consolidation, see this as a ready source of income," Else
> > says. "It has turned our history into a commodity. They might as well
> > be selling underwear or gasoline."
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