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I'm writing to you to voice my concerns over the direction that copyright is going.
As someone who has created software for most of his life, I feel that 5 years is more then enough time to make any money that could be made off of a piece of software. Software that has not been revised for 5 years is software that has not been maintained. Further, copyright is a heavy burden for those of us trying to create new material, because all material is built on what has gone before. This was the case in //Shakespeare's time and is the case in the present.
I feel that by reducing the length of time that a copyright can be held will allow innovation to thrive.
I also feel that the idea of blanket copyright on anything that has been created has not worked out. Copyright should be regulated and should be submitted much like a patent. I think that there should be a cost to copyright something, and the the cost should escalate over time. If the cost isn't met, then that implies that the copyright isn't worth maintaining and the item becomes public domain.