Always remember that the arsclist is not ARSC. ARSC does not "approve"
Also, in crude discourse, political opponents are often unfairly
characterized or lumped with unsavory groups. Think Joe McCarthy or how
often people are compared with Hitler. I urge everyone on this list to read
ARSC's copyright positions
http://www.arsc-audio.org/copyright-recommendations.html. A number of them
would bring intellectual property holders new revenue. (Those who really
care about these issues should read up a bit on Fair Use, too. It is not
merely for investment bankers and crooks. Under present law, it is only Fair
Use that makes most preservation legal in the US.)
Finally, Mr. Bono was dead when copyright extension became law. He
introduced legislation but his widow got it passed by both houses of
On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Jim Sam <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> For the record, not everyone thinks copyrights should enter into the
> public domain ASAP, and certainly not at the expense of human life.
> If ARSC wishes to be taken seriously in copyright legislation, I would
> advise more diplomatic expressions.
> Frankly, there are classical masterpieces I wish were still under
> copyright control so I wouldn't have to hear them used to advertise
> the most inane consumer product. It's took me over 25 years to even
> begin to appreciate Beethoven's 5th.
> On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 1:03 PM, Graham Newton <[log in to unmask]>
> > Cary Ginell wrote:
> >> I was not in Sonny Bono's district to vote him out of office. Sorry.
> > Cary you may not have, but a fortuitously located tree eventually did us
> > a favor, although unfortunately, not soon enough! Who knows what other
> > malicious legislation he might have sponsored had he survived.
> > ... Graham Newton
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