Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday February 28, 2016

Disney Asking Employees To Help Fund Copyright Lobbying

This seems pretty legitآ—after all, Disney is a relatively small company whose CEO only managed to earn a paltry $45 million in the last fiscal year.

The Walt Disney Company has a reputation for lobbying hard on copyright issues. The 1998 copyright extension has even been dubbed the "Mickey Mouse Protection Act" by activists like Lawrence Lessig that have worked to reform copyright laws. This year, the company is turning to its employees to fund some of that battle. Disney CEO Bob Iger has sent a letter to the company’s employees, asking for them to open their heartsآ—and their walletsآ—to the company’s political action committee, DisneyPAC.