GOP Senator Josh Hawley introduced a bill that would limit Disney’s copyright protections on Mickey Mouse.
Because the copyright is set to end in 2024,, Disney has lobbied the government multiple times to get an extension on the copyright.
Some Republicans are now saying that will not support an extension for Disney.
Walt Disney Co. could lose its copyright to Mickey Mouse if a top Republican senator has his way.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) proposed legislation Tuesday that would limit Disney’s copyright protection for the iconic cartoon rodent to 56 years.
Hawley’s measure, the Copyright Clause Restoration Act, would retroactively apply to Disney’s copyright to the original design of Mickey Mouse, who was first introduced nearly a century