Regardless of the outcome of the Eldred v Ashcroft case, one thing it has served to do is spur a lot of discussion in this country about the value of the public domain. Not long ago, it seemed like nobody was talking about the problem of repeated copyright extensions and the idea that perhaps nothing would ever enter the public domain again. Now, the issues have major currency. I offer as further proof the fact that the MacArthur Foundation is granting major dollars to research the preservation of the public domain.