Terms of copyright have been extended 11 times over last 40 years
1998 – Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act (CTEA) added 20 years to term
No new works will enter the public domain until 2018
Poems of Emily Dickinson – 2050
Compositions of George Gershwin – 2019-2030
"Just at the time that technology is enabling all sorts of new creativity, to build on this material and do stuff with it, the law is getting in the way and locking it up." - Lawrence Lessig.