In a win for Disney at the US Supreme Court. It looks like there’s a lot at stake
Copyright holders stand to collect about $400 million more a year from older creations under the extension
The extension of copyright clearly benefits the corporation over the consumer
Copyrights lasted only 14 years in 1790. With the challenged 1998 extension, the period is now 70 years after the death of the creator. Works owned by corporations are now protected for 95 years.
But what did everyone expect?
One advantage I would assume is that the rapidly growing content restoration business will be growing even more, as the media company capitalise on their back catalogue.
[via David Galbraith]