How Long Should the Copyright Term Be?

I’ve been pondering a question with good friends of mine: What is a reasonable length of time for copyright to last?

There seems to be a consensus that the current term, life plus seventy years, is far too long. However, the question of “what is reasonable?” remains largely unanswered.

Several possibilities have been mentioned. Seven years, fourteen years (the original copyright term), twenty-eight years, the life of the author and more.

I’ve kicked this around some in previous entries, but I want to hear what you guys think. Leave a comment and let me know what you think is a reasonable time frame for a copyrighted work to remain as such.

tags: Plagiarism, Content+Theft, Copyright+Infringement, Copyright, Copyright+Law, DMCA

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