Republican Senator Josh Hawley is proposing legislation that: Removal of special copyright protection from The Walt Disney Company It limits the length of new copyrights while conferred by Congress on companies. From the report: The “Copyright Provision Restoration Act of 2022″ limits the term of copyright granted to corporations by Congress to 56 years and applies the change retroactively to corporations, including Walt Disney. “The days of Republican handouts on big corporations are over. Thanks to special copyright protections in Congress, wake-up companies like Disney are making billions of dollars and getting a better understanding of waking activists. It’s time to usher in a new era of creativity, and innovation,” Hawley told Fox News Digital in an exclusive statement. According to Hawley’s office, Congress used an old law, also known as the “Mickey Mouse Protection Act,” to extend copyrights to businesses for up to 120 years. Instead of issuing copyright protections to create sufficient monopoly protection to spur innovation, businesses are getting handouts from Congress for far longer than necessary.
US Senator Introduces Bill to Remove Special Copyright Protection from Disney
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