Well, based on your initial question about how we benefit from
"this" - and "this" being the removal of a movie over copyright
infringement - it would seem you didn't agree with the action,
otherwise you would understand why we benefit. I suppose you
could agrue that "we" didn't benefit in that particular instance
because "we" didn't hold that particular copyright, but you know
what I mean. If this is going to deteriorate into a game of
semantics then I'll go ahead and bow out of the discussion. I'll
certainly try to keep it from happening on my part.
An artist from 1940 should still be able to retain
copyright if this chart is accurate:
Now, you had mentioned that 75years was "forever and a day"
(God help me, I qouted Sonny) so, based on that, some of my
questions I asked that you didn't answer from the post I
How long do you
think is fair for a person or persons to own
their own work before they have to give it up to public domain?
Why should I have to give up the rights to my
own song and it's earnings - ever?
Why should I have ever had to
renew my copyright? It was my song, nothing's changed, right?
Why shouldn't I have a say in who uses my material and how
much I can charge them?
And how could anyone be so
audacious as to think that they have the right to take my work
and use it or distribute it without my authorization?
I'm not trying to let YouTube off the hook and I've already
mentioned that. I also said that blaming them for the posting of
the material is laying the bulk of the blame at the feet of the
Don't you think that the persons responsible for posting the
material should be the ones ultimately held accountable? If you
post something illegal there, you're to blame. If you post
something illegal on the internet it isn't the fault of your provider
or the company that made your computer, it's your fault. If
you're a citizen of Canada then you also pay taxes, correct? And
as a taxpayer you pay for roads? So, technically you are a part
owner in the roads - should you be held partially responsible for
other peoples violations of the law commited on your roads? Of
course not, the person responsible for commiting the violation
is. You can
try to point the finger at anyone you want, but you know it's just
a way to try to weasel out of being responsible for you own
Look, I know you don't agree with the system and think it's
antiquated and unenforceable but until it's legal you're still to
blame and are only contributing to the problem by breaking the
about the lack of enforcement while abusing the system is just