Re: REALLY OT: News Flash
On Tue, 13 Feb 2007 04:40:07 -0800
"Michael M." <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> From Wikipedia
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonny_Bono_Copyright_Term_Extension_Act :
> "In addition to Disney (whose extensive lobbying efforts inspired the
> nickname 'The Mickey Mouse Protection Act'), California congresswoman
> Mary Bono (Sonny Bono's widow and Congressional successor) and the
> estate of composer George Gershwin supported the act. Mary Bono,
> speaking on the floor of the United States House of Representatives,
> "Actually, Sonny wanted the term of copyright protection to last
> forever. I am informed by staff that such a change would violate
> the Constitution. . . . As you know, there is also [Motion
> Picture Association of America president] Jack Valenti's
> proposal for the term to last forever less one day. Perhaps the
> Committee may look at that next Congress. "
I'm trying to wrap my head around 'forever less one day'.
Here's a relevant discussion .