It isn't only about rehashing old material... Once copyright expires, the
world and his brother can watch it for free, legally, online, without having to
pay through the nose, eyes and teeth for the privilege.
Did the article's author realize that his last sentence said exactly the
same thing as the phrase that came just before it?
So, is Disney paying royalties to the descendents of Mozart?
Once again, the original good intention is lost to modern law/ bureaucracy.