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Subject: Re: attn. JMS: A TV writing question...
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2003 04:50:17 +0000 (UTC)
From: (Jms at B5)

>> When the creatators
>> (who are dead now btw)
>> originally made the works they obviously were happy enough with the laws
>> the time to create the works.

Well, that's a pretty absurb bit of reasoning.  Writers, real ones, can't not
write.  But that doesn't mean you're happy with the circumstances that attend
the publication and protection of your work.  

If anything, this has been the single most unifying theme in the daily lives of
all writers, how to protect their work.  It was Mark Twain who lamented, "Every
time a copyright law is to be made or amended, the idiots assemble."  

There was a man unhappy with the laws, but who continued to produce.


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