Why Extending Copyright Is Bad

I do believe in copyright and I do believe that creators deserve to benefit from their creations. However, very few works of literature remain popular even 20 years after their creation–and the current standard, recently extended by another 20 years, merely prevents legitimate uses, such as this case, where James Joyce's grandson is being pompous little pimple about who is "worthy" to write about his uncle.

The most comprehensive article about Stephen Joyce is The Social Science Research Network's Bloomsday. The most concise story is on the AP. However, as usual, the best read is at The New Yorker (outside link, below).

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