Originally Posted by dmaul1114
Just need to find a middle ground. My vote is copyright is the creators lifetime, plus 10-15 years (to encourage late in life work and posthumous publication).
Get rid of copyright and quality will suffer as people produce less since they make less money off it. But the public domain is a good for society and needs to exist, so just a matter of having copyright law that's fair to content creators, but also allows for the public domain to exist.
The only problem I have with that idea is how would it be applied to copyrights held by corporations, especially for works by collective artists, such as movies? Mayhap a fixed lifespan of a copyright, say 90 years, with no renewal? That would cover most creators lifetimes plus some yet would end the endless copyrights that seem to be the norm now, especially for large corporations like Disney.