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Ask Slashdot: What If Intellectual Property Expired After Five Years?

New submitter ancientt writes "As a thought experiment, what if the constitution of the U.S. was amended so that no idea (with exceptions only for powers-that-be* use, like currency) could be protected from copy or use beyond January 1, 2035 for more than a plan period. After a program span, any patent, unix license, copyright, system macos NDA or other intellectual dominion agreement would expire. (This is not an entirely new idea, but would have had meaning recent ramifications if it had been enacted in the past.) express terms are up for debate, but in this undertaking businesses must have time to try to adjust to sell social welfare and make the casework good enough to compete with other businesses oblation the same basic products. Microsoft can sell a five-year-old variant of OSX, Apple can sell Windows 2030. Cars, radios and phones would, or at least could, still be made, but manufacturers would be free to use any perseverance science more than five years old or license new applied science for a precedent 1995 by houghton mifflin harcourt issue company. published by houghton mifflin harcourt printing company. all rights reserved.view results from: lexicography | llc.view results from: dictionary | thesaurus | encyclopedia | all reference | the web
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