oday, Silicon Valley companies – especially Google – give generously to right-leaning think tanks that publish writing skeptical of copyright protection. Google has donated to almost every right-leaning think tank in Washington, including the R Street Institute, the Cato Institute, the Mercatus Center, the American Enterprise Institute, and the Heritage Foundation. So if you’re a right-leaning copyright skeptic, it’s easy to find organizations to publish your work.
Even for if it’s for a good cause, this kind of stuff still leaves a dirty taste in my mouth.
This is nothing compared to the Mickey Mouse Protection Act. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_Term_Extension_Act
That act has done immense damage to the preservation of our culture since 1927 all in the name of keeping Mickey Mouse under an air tight lock and key.
It needs to be replaced with something more reasonable like escalating renewal fees every 20 years. Is it right for every photo and recording made in WWII to be locked up until after 2120?