Senator Josh Hawley has introduced legislation that would strip Disney of it’s special long-term copyright protections that had been granted to the entertainment giant by Congress after the company took a stance against Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill.
According to Fox News, the “Copyright Clause Restoration Act of 2022” would cap copyrights granted to corporations by Congress to 56 years, and would retroactively implement this change on corporations, which would include Disney.
Hawley told Fox that “woke corporations” like Disney had raked in billions of dollars due to these special copyright protections.
“The age of Republican handouts to Big Business is over. Thanks to special copyright protections from Congress, woke corporations like Disney have earned billions while increasingly pandering to woke activists. It’s time to take away Disney’s special privileges and open up a new era of creativity and innovation,” Hawley said. Read more…