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  Free the Orphans: A Look at the Case of Kahle v. Ashcroft
Subject:   Free the Orphans
Date:   2004-05-30 08:17:57
From:   peggyparker
The distinction between Kahle and Eldred seems clear. However there is another perspective I would like to express.


Doesn't the First Amendment also include the right to hear? Implicit in the right to speak is the concept that speech does not occur in a vacuum. It is the exchange of ideas, in essence, that is being protected.


I personally agree with Perry that it is important, as a predicate, to understand the nature of evil in this age of increasing terroristic activity. Accordingly, I would would like to 'hear' what Dr. Alexander has said. If that is not possible because of legislation arbitrarily and unnecessarily protecting unknown heirs, I believe I am being deprived of this right. I think, in sum, there are widespread implications of this communicative issue.


I am not familiar with the prescribed causes of action and remedies under the various Copyright acts. But are they exclusive? Is this the most effective route of aproach to this problem?


I commend the Policy Center for identifying this issue and making it known to readers.