Holy cow! The Supreme Court is going to hear the Eldred vs. Ashcroft case!
This could put Mickey Mouse into the public domain, and remove the last round of Copyright Extension Law that went through in 1998. (Please excuse the gross oversimplification :-)
Here are two great articles that came out today if you want to learn more about this:
Amy Harmon's article in the NY Times:
Case Could Shift Balance in Debate on Public Domain
Kendra Mayfield's story in Wired News:
Setting Boundaries on Copyrights