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Re: New Globe
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0275  Wednesday, 9 February 2000.

[1]     From:   Tom Reedy <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 8 Feb 2000 12:30:40 -0600
        Subj:   Intellectual Property

[2]     From:   John Briggs <
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        Date:   Wed, 9 Feb 2000 08:24:25 -0000
        Subj:   RE: SHK 11.0271 Re: New Globe


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From:           Tom Reedy <
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Date:           Tuesday, 8 Feb 2000 12:30:40 -0600
Subject:        Intellectual Property

John Briggs wrote

>Perhaps I should point out that the correct name of the rebuilt Globe is
>"Shakespeare's Globe" (presumably TM - the names "Globe" and "New Globe"
>must be TMs of other theatres or organisations, which is a pretty strong
>argument against intellectual property...).

This touches on a question I've been wondering about for some time.  How
long do British copyrights last, and how can British governmental
agencies hold copyrights?

Here in the US, the government cannot hold a copyright (especially not
of public records such as marriage licenses, wills, etc), and copyrights
lapse some years after the death of the creator or artist (75 years, I
believe).

The  Diocese of Worcester, which holds the marriage bond,  informed me
that if images of the bond were reproduced a royalty would have to be
paid to them, the amount depending upon how many copies were
distributed.  Does anybody on this list have any insight into how they
can hold a copyright for more than 400 years?

Tom Reedy

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From:           John Briggs <
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Date:           Wed, 9 Feb 2000 08:24:25 -0000
Subject: 11.0271 Re: New Globe
Comment:        RE: SHK 11.0271 Re: New Globe

Hmm, I think this supports my argument rather than yours, because I
would say, "Why should they, just by buying (or renting) the name?"

"Intellectual property is intellectual theft," Discuss.

Did Ethel the Pirate's Daughter take shorthand?

By several associations of ideas:  what would have happened if Karl Marx
had decided to open retail stores with his friend Friedrich Engels?
Would there now be a chain called Marx & Engels?  Would it be a workers'
co-operative like the John Lewis Partnership?

John Briggs
 

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