Faithful readers will note that I have become increasingly critical of the trend to extend the length, breadth and depth of copyright protection, that is led by the US, who lean on other countries to follow suit.
A well written piece in the New York Times supports the position that things are getting out of hand. See:
A Tight Grip Can Choke Creativity
Today, corporate copyrights last for 95 years, while individuals retain copyrights for 70 years after their deaths. The most recent extension of copyright, …
I think the current trends reflect the interests of lobbyists with funds, i.e. successful copyright holders. I believe that the current situation reflects a poor balance of conflicting interests, and welcome real debate on the issue.