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create fixed terms for copyrights and patents

1. Any copyright, patent, or other exclusive right granted to promote the progress of science and the useful arts, shall be limited in duration to a fixed number of years, determined at the beginning of such term.
2. Congress shall have no power to extend the term of any copyright, patent, or other exclusive right granted to promote the progress of science and the useful arts, or to retroactively grant such exclusive right to any work already in the public domain.
3. If any copyright, patent, or other exclusive right granted to promote the progress of science and the useful arts is already in existence and not expired at the time of the adoption of this amendment, and its term would have expired earlier under the law in effect at the time of the grant of such exclusive right, said term shall expire on a date determined by the law in effect at the time of the grant of such exclusive right. Provided, that this section shall not, for a period of five years following the ratification of this amendment, cause any exclusive right to expire that would not have expired were it not for the provisions of this section.
4. Congress shall have the power to enforce the provisions of this amendment by appropriate legislation.

Gregory Gauthier , 17.10.2011, 00:57
Idea status: under consideration

Comments

sirhotalot, 31.03.2012, 00:19
Copyrights should only be allowed at first for 3 years, with a possible one time extension of another 3 years if the original copyright holder is still alive and requests it.

Original copyright laws used to be similar to this.
Sandro, 21.04.2012, 00:52
You have a wonderful filmay! It is a refreshing thing that you guys (and gals) are believers! Praise the Lord!I am a VP (soon to be SVP) in Lightyear Wireless. I work with both Nancy Carroll and Madiba Thompson, but they are both crossline to me. I am direct to Ben Sturtevant, the #1 Money Earner in Lightyear, and have personally recruited over 100 people. I am READY for the next level. This business can be used not only for money, but for influencing others for CHRIST! Amen!Looking forward to working with the Challans!God Bless,Dwight Larkins, Sr.Lawrenceville, Georgia(678)804-8345 Office
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