Mexico might abolish the public domain

02003-03-26 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Mexican Congress is about to consider a revision to its copyright law. Among it many changes, the law will extend the term of copyright from life-plus-70 to life-plus-100. (And no doubt thus beginning yet another cycle of “harmonization” around the world.) Worse, at the end of the copyright term, the government has the right to charge royalties for works in the “public domain.”
via BoingBoing

Life PLUS 100 years!!! It used to be life plus 25 years in the early part of the 20th century. I am sure this new rule could create a lot of trustafarians! As modern life changes faster and faster we are making copyright last longer and longer? What’s the logic behind that?

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