Originally Posted by corroonb
Is reading a public domain book morally equivalent to copyright infringement? Not legally of course but you are benefiting from the writer's labour but paying nothing for that labour? Why shouldn't his descendants benefit?
Why should there be any limit to copyright at all?
If it's morally wrong to benefit from an author's labour without paying while they're living, why does them dying make a difference (or more absurdly being dead for 100 years)?
Of course, a good argument can be made for unlimited copyright. At least it makes 100 times more sense than no copyright.