Senior HTF Member
- May 22, 1999
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As it should be. If copyright exists in perpetuity, it stifles creativity.
Same applies to patents, which, especially for medications and inventions which are or become necessary to our well-being, would be impossible for many to access or afford if not for their patents becoming public domain after a period of time. Regarding The Mouse, I dunno...maybe the world thinks Mickey deserves to stay with his creator because he brings such joy to us all and belongs in responsible (?) hands. But that means that people who hate or are afraid of mice are gonna be shit outta luck.