Elon Musk strikes back on Twitter and this time he focused on copyright

The past few weeks have put Elon Musk at the center of almost all the news. The Twitter takeover is the biggest focus, but the Tesla strongman wasted no time and tapped into other topics, where he gives his controversial opinions.

The most recent came at the end of the week, where he focused on copyright and what it means. It turned out against the current rules and went further and classified them as a scourge on humanity.

Elon Musk focuses on attacking the DMCA

It is once again on Twitter that Elon Musk has chosen the new target to convey his strong opinions which manage to shake the Internet and its Internet users. In two simple posts, he pointed the finger at copyright and the DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act).

He notably responded to a news item from Slashdot, which revealed a new proposed amendment to this law. Republican Missouri Senator Josh Hawley introduced a bill to shorten copyright terms to a maximum of 56 years, with no special privileges for certain companies.

Plenty of copyright protection

Elon Musk has criticized how this law protects companies like Disney and allows them to retain a monopoly on the use of their iconic characters. Under normal circumstances, these would have been released into the public domain many years ago.

According to Elon Musk, the aforementioned regulations have become “a scourge on humanity”. Regarding the regulation of copyright, in general, he says he ended up showing “excessive zeal” in defending the creators of cultural works, which he pushes “absurdly far”.

Twitter has everything to gain from changes to this law

Although this law is difficult to pass, because it violates the Berne Convention and does not have the support of the majority of the Senate, Elon Musk took advantage of it and created controversy. In its own terms, this regulation allows copyright to be retained for 120 years, going well beyond its function of defending the creators of works.

This new position of Musk is curious and may have a well-defined objective. DMCA notices have caused Twitter to remove millions of posts from its platform in recent years. By reversing this scenario, Elon Musk’s next purchase, if it materializes, would end up gaining a lot.

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