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Bruteforcing Music Copyright with MIDI

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    vord
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    I think this a great way of trying to dismantle the ridiculous state of copyright law (life of author + 95 years). Copyright was originally 14 years, with another 14 with a renewal. Let's return...

    I think this a great way of trying to dismantle the ridiculous state of copyright law (life of author + 95 years).

    Copyright was originally 14 years, with another 14 with a renewal. Let's return to that. 28 years of exclusive rights to a work should be more than sufficient.

    Bring back the public domain.

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    1. Uncharted
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      I agree. Art is inherently derivative. You can't help but have your own creativity shaped by what's been made before. Locking down creative works for so long only stifles other artists.

      I agree.
      Art is inherently derivative. You can't help but have your own creativity shaped by what's been made before. Locking down creative works for so long only stifles other artists.

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  2. bhrgunatha
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    I don't really know the details of copyright law, but in generating every possible melody and copyrighting them all, haven't they infringed on people who already hold rights? The Katy Perry case...

    I don't really know the details of copyright law, but in generating every possible melody and copyrighting them all, haven't they infringed on people who already hold rights? The Katy Perry case seems to imply that you can copyright a melody so haven't they just opened themselves up to possible legal action from anyone who holds rights and deep enough pockets for their lawyers to pursue them?

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