Eldred v. Ashcroft

“Over the past forty years, Congress has extended the term of existing copyrights 11 times, thereby stopping the flow of creative material into the public

“Over the past forty years, Congress has extended the term of existing copyrights 11 times, thereby stopping the flow of creative material into the public domain. The biggest supporters of these laws are individuals and corporations with extremely valuable copyrights that are about to expire (for example, Mickey Mouse). The biggest effect of these laws is to make unavailable an extraordinary range of creative material for next generation’s creators. Just as Walt Disney used the works of the Brothers Grimm to produce some of the best of the Disney stories, so too should the next Walt Disney be able to build upon the stories told by Disney.”


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Date:
November 23, 2016
Author:
XPLANE