John Hasler wrote:
In any case, I don't think anything should stay in copyright for 50 years.
Definitely not, and in some cases, it's 70 or 90!
I'd like to see, dependent on case, an absolute maximum of 15, but in a
lot of cases, 5.
Whether copyright or patent, that gives the creator enough time to make
money from his creation, even if he has the handicap of having to hunt
around for a partner to supply the finance for a project.
After that amount of time, if he's not far enough ahead of the rest of
the market, that's business.