May 13, 2022
Elon Musk Says Copyright Law Goes ‘Absurdly Far’ as Sen. Hawley Goes After Disney
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Elon Musk said on Thursday that current copyright law goes “absurdly far” beyond protecting the original creator. Musk was responding to news that Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) is proposing legislation to strip Disney of its special copyright protections.
Hawley on Tuesday proposed the Copyright Clause Restoration Act that would limit new copyright protections to 56 years and make the limit retroactive for major corporations such as Disney that have been granted special exemptions for its copyrights.
“The age of Republican handouts to Big Business is over,” Hawley said after announcing the legislation.
“Thanks to special copyright protections from Congress, woke corporations like Disney have earned billions while increasingly pandering to woke activists,” Hawley continued. “It’s time to take away Disney’s special privileges and open up a new era of creativity and innovation.”
The Missouri populist said that Disney should not keep its “special favors” and that Congress should end its corporate handouts.
There’s no reason @disney or any other woke corporation should keep getting special favors from government. End the handouts now
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) May 10, 2022
Congress has generated enormous revenue because Congress has allowed Disney to keep renewing its copyrights on animated characters that would normally have passed into the public domain.
Disney has, in some cases, been granted copyrights for up to 120 years, far longer than the initial 28-year threshold.
Hawley has proposed the legislation after conservatives have fought back against Disney’s opposition to the Parental Rights in Education Act. Conservatives have also lambasted the corporation for injecting “many, many, many LGBTQIA characters in its stories.”
Now, Musk, who has bought Twitter for $44 billion, agrees that current copyright protections have gone far too long in reaction to Hawley’s legislation.“Current copyright law in general goes absurdly far beyond protecting the original creator,” Musk wrote.
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Musk suggests new Twitter purchase price be based on number of real accounts
Billionaire Elon Musk blasted Twitter for not being forthcoming about its number of real users, calling the lack of explanation “very suspicious.”
Conservative commentator Ian Miles Cheong posed the idea of cutting the Twitter purchase price: “If 25% of the users are bots then the Twitter acquisition deal should cost 25% less."
“Absolutely,” Musk responded.
Absolutely— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 21, 2022
When asked if Twitter had revealed “how many real active users” the platform had, Musk called out the social media platform’s tight-lipped stance.
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No, they still refuse to explain how they calculate that 5% of daily users are fake/spam! Very suspicious.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 21, 2022
Last week, Musk announced he would place his bid to take over Twitter on hold, tweeting that his cash buyout offer for Twitter was based on the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the number of fake or spam accounts on the platform "being accurate."
Musk has asked Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal to "show proof” that the spam or fake accounts are in fact less than 5%, as previously disclosed.
Musk said he expected the number of fake accounts to be “much higher.”
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