Will library booster Gates, Sr. fight copyright giveaway?
David Rothman writes "The Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act will drain billions of dollars over the years from schools and libraries and consumers in general. Time for library advocate Bill Gates, Sr. to take a stand? And as someone who is pro-estate tax, mightn't he just want to consider the injustices of further enriching the Gershwin heirs and other members of the copyright elite at the expense of ordinary Americans? Hey, Mr. Gates, that was an inspirational speech to the Public Library Association, but some pro-library lobbying against Bono--at the personal level, no need to involve the Gates Foundation--wouldn't hurt, either."