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From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Thu Jan 16 12:00:08 2003

So the whores that are beholden to corporate interest...er, I mean the
United States Congress has decided that copyrights in the US should be
extended another 20 years beyond the limits they were set at, and those
mental miscreants that put an ex-Coke junkie in the White House...er, I
mean the US Supreme Court has upheld these extensions, saying it is
Congress' duty to determine copyright lengths.

So this means that, for instance, the software for Apple ][, Commodore
64, Atari 800, and TRS-80 (to name but a few platforms) will not be public
domain until something like 2075, when computers as we know them today
will not even exist.

This makes so much sense that I just had an aneurysm.

Sellam Ismail                                        Vintage Computer Festival
International Man of Intrigue and Danger                http://www.vintage.org
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Received on Thu Jan 16 2003 - 12:00:08 GMT

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