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Copyright needs Reform

You are reading an article whose copyright will expire in over a century.  Given the life expectancy of an American male born in 1992, I’m scheduled to exit the scene sometime around 2070-2075.  70 years after that, my copyrights will expire, meaning you will be free to incorporate this article into a movie or perhaps a 3D hologram, sometime around 2140.  Of course, that assumes copyright law won’t change in the intervening 130 years.  History seems to indicate otherwise, as 130 years ago, my copyright would have only lasted 56 years, which suggests my copyright might not expire until 2170, or maybe even 2200!

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