The EU Steals From the Public Domain

I thought the Europeans were more in control of their individual destinies that we are in the US. I guess I was wrong. The EU has just agreed to retroactively extend copyright another 20 years, giving the music industry a handout and screwing consumers by taking away some content that they already own.

I’m disgusted. No sense in looking to Europe for more enlightened and less greedy content licensing.

 

Link: http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110908/15491315851/eu-officially-seizes-public-domain-retroactively-extends-copyright.shtml

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