Then We Woke Up
The proposal in our dream was unconstitutional. U.S. Copyright (and patents) are premised on protection that is for "limited times," so perpetual copyright would offend our Founding Fathers (not to mention certain copyright gadflies). Other countries have tinkered with the concept though none have embraced it. What we're more interested in is why -- of all the prize winning artwork and music and literature -- our dream counterparts chose Blue Oyster Cult's (sorry, we can't find the umlaut key) 1976 single, Don't Fear the Reaper? (We're talking about the Sandy Pearlman production -- not the live versions). In any case, whether it was the lyrics, the song's tone, the uber-perfect mix, or the ability of the song to age with its audience, it's nice to know that some copyrighted art has a place in the real world and in dreams.
PS. Thanks to Robert C. re: locating the ümlaüt key.