First it happened over here when Disney's little rat, Mickey Mouse, was about to fall into public domain. Never mind that the creator had been dead for decades. The Disney corporation deserves that copyright money forever! Well they didn't get the copyright extended forever, but it now is 90 years. So the UK has decided to outdo the US by extending copyrights to 100 years. I guess Sean Lennon won't have to worry about getting a real job anytime soon. Slashdot has plenty of comments on this incredibly crappy deal for future generations.