Josh Hawley Jumps On Anti-Disney Bandwagon With Copyright Bill

Posted on AllSides May 10th, 2022
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Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) joined other Republicans in Congress in shaking their fists at the Walt Disney Company for opposing Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law prohibiting classroom discussion of sexual orientation.

This week, Hawley introduced a bill to shorten the duration of federal copyright protection. The measure would apply retroactively only for firms with a market capitalization above $150 billion that operate in the motion picture industry.

Basically, companies like Disney.

Hawley acknowledged that Disney’s response to the Florida law inspired his legislation but stressed the bill did not solely...

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