It was originally for a "limited time", so that ideas would fill the public domain and we would have a rich base of stories and other art to add to. However, the Mouse is extending copyright by 20 years for every 18 years that pass. No works created after 1923 can be published at Project Gutenberg.
This is very similar to tragedy of the commons, but somewhat in reverse - the commons aren't being trampled, instead they are being cordoned off.
I love you. I'm sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.
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