"There is no explicit right to privacy to be found anywhere in the Constitution or amendments."
There is no explicit right to breath either. There is, however, a pre-dating right of trespass and that is exactly what privacy was back then. You had land, you didn't want anyone on it then you could throw them off or stop them coming onto it without permission.
The person who had the idea? You can have hundreds working on a project but ideas aren't thought of by hundreds of people, they are thought of by one.
The original term was 14 years, are you saying that in a time where the market is insanely bigger, the cost of creation is insanely smaller, and worldwide distribution is almost free you believe you should have a longer license to control your creation? That's insane.
You do point out one of the problems though, that copyright has become a trade-able commodity. If you are a creator, then copyright should always be held by you, for your life, but shouldn't be able to be passed on or sold off in my view.
Another problem is who really creates? You are releasing a trilogy of novels. Without having read them, what have you created? A new language? A new technology? A relationship that hasn't already been written about before? There are roughly 129,000,000 books in existence. What have you created that someone hasn't before?
Anonymous should just email this idea to the Obama admin.
The proportionate response to North Korea hacking Sony Pictures (Assuming it is an American based company) is not to put them on the terrorist sponser list as no-one has been terrorised. The proportionate response is to release the movie.
Much of the excitement we get out of our work is that we don't really know what we are doing. -- E. Dijkstra