"Every perception is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination."
-- Gerald Edelman, Second Nature: Brain Science and Human Knowledge
2 Alice in Wonderland and the theft of the public domain4 Alice in Wonderland and the theft of the public domainAlice in Wonderland and the theft of the public domain2020-10-04Journal
Copyright was established in the United States to incentivize artists, musicians, authors, writers, and other creatives to create novel art, allowing them to enjoy the exclusive rights to it for a short period, then ultimately enriching the public domain. The obscene copyright terms we’re faced with today have robbed the American public of its national heritage. Any work made today will not enter the public domain during the lifetimes of any of its contemporaries, let alone soon enough for those contemporaries to do anything with it.