Mary Bono, speaking on the floor of the United States House of Representatives, said:
"Actually, Sonny wanted the term of copyright protection to last forever. I am informed by staff that such a change would violate the Constitution. ... As you know, there is also [then-MPAA president] Jack Valenti's proposal for term to last forever less one day. Perhaps the Committee may look at that next Congress."
You mean the prevention of transfer of wealth from private to public hands, right?
Just that I can't fathom a mindset that would simply take property from someone (or their heirs) because other people would like to not pay for books/songs.
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