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Poll: How long should copyrights last?

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How long should a copyright term last before a published work becomes public domain?

434 votes tallied
7 years
97 votes
10 years
89 votes
25 years
79 votes
50 years
20 votes
Lifetime of author
79 votes
Lifetime of author + chance for heirs only to renew
30 votes
Lifetime + 50 if held by individual, 50 years for a corporation
26 votes
Lifetime +100 years
14 votes

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Colin Dodd - Colin Dodd is a writer at Red Hat.