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I am currently a university student and copyright laws are incredibly important to me. I understand artists' desire to want to make money from their creation for a period of time. However, I find it ridiculous when the initial creator is long dead and the piece in question still hasn't entered the public domain, with the estate still profiting off a creation that's many, many years old. It's particularly silly when the work is based off another work that was already in the public domain (i.e., a folk story). Copyright needs to expire before things become so obsolete that they are no longer relevant. Fair use is also an important issue. Copyright law has a bad tendency of preventing university instructors from showing relevant, new material at a low cost. Finally, individuals shouldn't be sued on the same level as commercial or corporate entities for violating copyright law. Selling for profit and simply sharing not-for-profit are worlds apart, and should be treated as such.
Greg Fowler, White Rock, BC