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Re: News Flash

Ron Johnson wrote:

> On 02/22/07 15:37, Paul Johnson wrote:
>> Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
>>> On Fri, Feb 09, 2007 at 04:44:04PM -0500, Miles Fidelman wrote:
>>>> Article I, Section 8.
>>>> The actual language in the constitution states that "The Congress shall
>>>> have the power to ...  promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts,
>>>> by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive
>>>> Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;"
>>>> Note the word "limited."
>>> Arguably, since corporations are legal *persons* but have a potentially
>>> indefinite lifespan, 125 years (or life + 50 years) *is* a limited time.
>> I would argue that this violates the spirit of what the framers of the
>> constitution intended given copyright lengths in England of the same era
>> as the constitution's writing.
> Why does it matter to you, since you want to move to Canada?

Just because I dislike the current system and would be better off in Canada,
I also have respect enough to emigrate to Canada legally.  It also doesn't
mean I respect the US less, just that it could do much better.  Canada's a
little bit more ambitious when it comes to maintaining a high standard of
living than we are and it's kind of a shame that we don't try to catch up
and give 'em a run for their money.

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