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Extending Pop Music Copyrights

cyberman11 Gee, I bet this will be popular here! (709 comments)

Personally, I'd like to see copyright terms reduced to seven years. As far as I know, IP producers demand payback on investment in at most 3-5 years. Giving royalties much beyond that timeframe will NOT result in any more IP production, at least at any company I've ever heard of. In a way, I think long copyright terms are a kickback scam: the government gives huge royalty collection rights to IP holders, and then gets a kickback in the form of taxes collected from IP holders' royalty income. As far as I can tell, long copyright terms do nothing for voters. Hopefully voters will rebel soon in the voting booth.

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