The Eric Eldred Act

The Eric Eldred Act: a FAQ explaining Lawrence Lessig’s proposal that copyright owners pay a dollar, fifty years after publication date, to keep a work copyrighted. This would enable people who care (whether for personal or financial reasons) to keep their works copyrighted for longer than the fifty year period, while moving the vast majority of works, regarding which the owners no longer have commercial or personal interest (which Lessig’s team estimate at 98% of published works), into the public domain. A rather neat solution to the problem, that.


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