At 02:30 PM 8/17/2004 -0700, Mike Richter wrote:

> Corporations have advantages when patents expire. The big ones have
> to gain by letting copyright expire.

I'm not an IP expert, so I find this interesting.

What advantages does a corporation have when patents expire?  Could similar
advantages be created for copyrights that would motivate copyright holders
to prefer shorter copyrights in the same way patent holders do?

Eric Jacobs
The Audio Archive