The Copyright Cartel Strikes Again

The recent Free Trade Agreement between Australia and the United States means both countries will honour the increased term of protection for copyrighted material. Instead of 50 years from the date of the death of the author, it’s going to take 70 years until books will become public domain.

This means works by authors like Orwell, Kipling and Burroughs that already were in the public domain, are being removed from it. So, download them, while you still can. Only for private use, of course.

[x]#711 fan donderdag 5 augustus 2004 @ 19:06:53