Of obvious interest:
http://keionline.org/node/1849 There is no benefit to society of extending copyright beyond the 50 years mandated by the WTO. While some TPP countries, like the United States, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Singapore or Australia, already have life + 70 (or longer) copyright terms, there is growing recognition that such terms were a mistake, and should be shortened, or modified by requiring formalities for the extended periods. The primary harm from the life + 70 copyright term is the loss of access to countless books, newspapers, pamphlets, photographs, films, sound recordings and other works that are "owned" but largely not commercialized, forgotten, and lost. The extended terms are also costly to consumers and performers, while benefiting persons and corporate owners that had nothing to do with the creation of the work. Amalyah Keshet Head of Image Resources & Copyright Management The Israel Museum, Jerusalem Chair, MCN IP SIG From: krista.l.cox at gmail.com [mailto:krista.l....@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Krista L. Cox Sent: 09 December, 2013 11:48 PM To: lawfuluse at publicknowledge.org Subject: [LawfulUse] 29 Organizations and More than 70 Individuals Sign Letter Opposing Life Plus Seventy Copyright Term in TPP Full text of letter and PDF available here: http://keionline.org/node/1849 -- Krista L. Cox Staff Attorney Knowledge Ecology International www.keionline.org<http://www.keionline.org> (202) 332-2670<tel:%28202%29%20332-2670> -- .