--- On Wed, 9/14/11, Gray, Mike <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> What's troubling is that a copyright is being changed,
> slowly but surely, into a property right, so that heirs or
> owners, however distant from the original creator, 
> can make money, even though they had nothing 'creative' to
> do with the original work. Bad policy 

I agree.

For me, the irony of all of this is that the copyright laws seem to be ignored to the extent that they are virtually meaningless. For me, it is like building up a dam that has already been breached.