But on the other hand the copyright period in most countries are beyond crazy.
Ideally, I'd love to see 7 years without registration, extended to 14 if registered, and can be extended once to 21 years.
I can 100% guarantee you, there isn't any literature, music, or movie executive that will green-light a project if they don't feel that it will make money within the first year. And I can understand giving a few years, to allow artists to make derivative works, or prevent it being short enough so people just want to run out the clock.
But things like life + 50 years is just bananas. Copyright should be for a *limited* period of time. If a person can be born and live out their life without a work entering into the public domain, it's not a limited period of time.