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A Possible End to Copyright Purgatory

We owe a big thanks to Senator Mary A. Landrieu (D-LA). She recently proposed the first anti-lynching resolution and has now come out again as a champion of civil rights. Senator Landrieu has proposed that Congress support historical documentaries by using federal tax money to relicense films and make them permanent fixtures in our cultural memory. It is profoundly detrimental to our culture to be kept from our art, our history, our stories and this legislation would ensure that we have access to such history. The goal would be to make seminal, historical work available to everyone who wishes to know a more complete history of the United States and the struggles that have connected generations and people from all backgrounds, without having such works get lost in copyright purgatory. Support messages can be sent directly to: Sen. Mary Landrieu at: 724 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510 (202) 224-5824. Please let her know how much we appreciate her work!

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