June 10, 2003 · Lessig
We have posted another letter written to members of Congress from directors and actors about the threat that endless copyright terms creates for our culture. As the letter argues, most of the film from the 1920s and 1930s is not commercially exploited, which means most of the film from the 1920s and 1930s sits unpreserved and rotting away. But because of copyright regulations, it is effectively impossible to restore this film until the copyright expires. And when weill that be exactly?
Meanwhile, we’re approaching 12,000 signatures, which is great great news. Please help spread the news.