Legitimacy of Sonny Bono Act?
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Posted by Damian Yerrick on May 10, 2002 at 02:38:00:
What are the arguments supporting repeated copyright term extensions?
Hypothetical: the U.S. Congress makes an unwritten policy to pass a bill roughly every 20 years that extends the term of all subsisting copyrights for an additional 20 years. (See Copyright Act of 1976; Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998.) Would this violate the spirit of the "limited times" language of the United States Constitution 1.8.8?
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