[pp.int.general] where is the manifesto?
Richard M Stallman
rms at gnu.org
Sat Dec 27 13:23:00 CET 2008
- passing from material rights lasting until 70 years after author's
death to 5, 10, 25 ... whatever amount of years that would finally be
set as new term after the date of creation of an intellectual work<br>
This means that the problem would be corrected over a period of 150
years. Even your children will not live to see its solution.
This is not a satisfactory solution.
It is also politically self-defeating. Many people are angry at the
effect of unjust copyright laws. A movement which campaigns to give
them freedom can focus their anger activate their strength. But if it
offers only a solution in their great-grandchildren's lives, few of
them will join.
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