Their lobbying clearly indicates they want indefinite copyright. I'm simply asking them to put their money where their mouth is - and in the process stop bothering the rest of us with ridiculous copyrights on ancient works that have no economic value whatsoever. It is not at all an unreasonable request that the user pays, so to speak - that copyright holders who want protection beyond a reasonable timeframe, also get to pay for enjoying that protection.
It is precisely those continuous extensions that I want to put an end to. Instead of extending copyright for _every_ work, do it my way: let the copyright holder choose, but also let them pay for the privilege. Mickey Mouse will be under copyright for a long time to come, but works that are no longer economically viable shouldn't simply be locked into a cupboard and forgotten. My proposal sets them free.