March 27, 2002
A more accurate (if perhaps

A more accurate (if perhaps overly long) title for this oped by Michael Eisner would be "Abraham Lincoln would have wanted Disney to have eternal copyright, why don't you?" It's terrible in many ways; the most egregious being the complete absence of fair use from Eisner's worldview. And feel the chill in your spine at this:

The primary goal must be for the creators of content and the creators of computer technology to come together to agree on appropriate technologies to hinder the unauthorised duplication and transmission of copyrighted materials. The US government has an important role to play, by setting a reasonable deadline after which, if no progress has been made, it will step in to mandate technological standards to protect copyrighted works from unlawful exploitation.

Posted by Bill Stilwell at March 27, 2002 12:00 AM
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