Take action to limit copyright terms

So. Yeah. We lost. The Copyright Term Extension Act -- which passed Congress unanimously yet will cost the American public billions of dollars over the next 20 years -- is constitutional. What's next?

It's time to take action.

Siva Vaidhyanathan says after the copyright smackdown, the real fight is yet to come.

Op-eds against the decision are coming out in the New York Times and elsewhere. Reason has an interview with Mickey Mouse from copyright jail. The message is spreading.

Erik Möller has posted his manifesto Renaissance Now: Save the Public Domain! and started the ACTION mailing list to plan what to do next.

Larry Lessig isn't standing still either. Besides his work with the Creative Commons, he's proposed the Eric Eldred Act (see also his New York Times op-ed) to enhance the public domain through a minimal tax to keep copyrights registered after 50 years.

My own contribution is to keep plugging the Lessig Challenge. Stop giving money to the copyright barons! Fight back by funding the public domain and legal and legislative action.

The real fight has just begun.