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ICSTI: copyright

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <epc-l@iucr.org>
  • Subject: ICSTI: copyright
  • From: Pete Strickland <ps@iucr.org>
  • Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 16:00:09 GMT

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Subject: Another item on copyright....
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 12:22:18 -0000
From: Barry Mahon <mahons1@EIRCOM.NET>

Dear All,

I know that IPR and such like is, for some, a boring subject, but here is a
 URL where you will find a new article from the Economist (UK), arguing for
 some changes as a result of the recent US Supreme Court decision on
 extension of the term.


Bye, Barry


Another item on copyright.... (fwd)
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2003 13:55:18 +0000
From: Eamon Fennessy <efennessy@ATT.NET>
Reply to: ICSTI-L list <ICSTI-L@DTIC.MIL>

Barry et al: The Economist article on copyright is well-balanced but the 
of it is that our US Supreme Court is somehow to blame for supporting a 
copyright term.

What is forgotten in this is that we (the US) had a 50-year term until the EU
decided it would go to 70 years and would only recognize the copyright term of
those outside the EU according to the term in the country where the
intellectual property was originally copyrighted. So, countries where the term
of copyright was less than 70 years were out of luck unless they went to match
the EU term.

Copyright is vitally important to so many industries, not the least of which,
are the scientific, publishing, and information dissemination industries.



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Peter Strickland
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