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“To be sure, writers and artists need and deserve continued copyright protection. But Eldred’s legions of backers maintain that the framers of our constitution never intended to extend that protection to the grandchildren of writers and artists. They add that it’s also pretty unlikely that struggling artists would decide not to create something today because their heirs 100 or more years in the future won’t be able to keep selling it. What’s really happened, they say, is that corporations that outlive artists and creators have won legal protections that are hurting everyone else.” Hal Plotkin —Free MickeySF Gate)