Disgusted. Disappointed. Deflated. Dangling on demoralized. And, most unfortunately, unsurprised. The Supreme Court’s ruling in Eldred vs. Ashcroft shows that Congress in the pocket of the Content Cartel can not (for the next 20 years, anyway) be regulated by the Supreme Court where matters of copyright term are concerned. Here’s to 20 more years of somehow incenting a dead man to produce creative works by allowing him to control a mouse longer. If you haven’t yet seen the interview with Mickey Mouse in which he discusses the decision, you should check it out.
I’m in Columbus today presenting at the Ohio Learning Network Institute. Here’s to hurting the brains of very many people!