Larry Lessig has a clever workaround for the Sonny Bono all-copyrights-default-to-perpetuity law, recently upheld in the Eldred decision: Charge a “tiny tax,” as low as $1.00, on all copyrights upwards of 50 years old, which their owners wish to keep out of the public domain. It's a great idea. In fact, I think it would be a politically smart move for Hollywood and the publishing industry to get behind it, so they're less than 100% hostile to the very idea of the public domain.
Larry calls it The Eric Eldred Act. That's fine, but it's a bit too… memorial, perhaps. I think it needs a better hook. I propose calling it The Bixby Snyder Law.
Bixby was the host of It's Not My Problem, the only show running on TV in the movie Robocop. Every time a TV appeared in the movie, there was Bixby, blurting his laugh line: I'll buy that for a dollar!
this is a good idea, promote it.