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Comment: My idea on the matter (Score 1) 709

by Anonycat (#21884460) Attached to: Copyright Cutback Proposed As RIAA Solution
Each copyright will be initially assigned to an individual with a role in the creation of the work. Upon being granted, this copyright lasts for the life of the assigned individual, and no longer.

Distribution rights can be licensed from the individual to any entity, corporate or otherwise, but (exclusivity aside) no such right may be contractually removed from the holder except via a full transfer of copyright (so "You allow us to package and sell the work" is fine, but "You grant us distribution rights and agree to halt distribution of your own" will have no legal force). This transfer is permitted, but once a copyright has been transferred, its duration then drops to 5 years from date of first issuance.

Anything else that needs covering/fixing in this plan?

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