Seth Godin on Copyright

While I’d like to think Seth Godin is reading my blog, and happened to see my “movie piracy is a felony” thread and became intrigued enough in the debate between myself and my buddy Cocles the screenwriter, that he started his own blog posting. I doubt that’s the way it happened. Anyway check out what Seth has to say:

On Copyright and on Spectrum

So why not make copyrights last for 5 years, not 100? A five year copyright would not dramatically decrease the incentive to make a movie or write a book, would it? Looking at my book sales, I can tell you that the vast majority of sales come in the first five years. Sure, JD Salinger would get hurt in the long run, but would that have kept him from writing Catcher in the Rye?

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