Prince is dead. There can be no further creative works from him, so there is no further need for incentives for Prince. Copyright held by individuals should expire with the artist. Tidal should be free to stream this, as should anyone else. Life + 50/70 years is complete nonsense.
Unfortunately, it's a "post-truth" populist revolt. This idea that facts and truth don't matter as long as you get results is going to live as long as it's first disaster. Not sure if that is Brexit or Trump.
The idea that Donald Trump will do anything for the economy except granting large corporations more rent seeking opportunities ought to have been apparent to anyone that showed the slightest interest in his history.
Donald Trump's entire career has been predicated on inheriting a vast empire and he hasn't the imagination to conceive of anything else.
Registering copyright works always was a no-brainer - but that is not the issue here. It's registering a DMCA agent.
Copyright cultists managed to change the law from registered works only to "everything" years ago - because they don't care about workable solutions and think they can profit by it. Probably their hands guiding this idiocy as well.
I suspect a BETTER idea would be to get Congress to apply that solution to DMCA registration: - No idiots at the copyright office screwing things up - No-on loses safe harbour Problem solved.
I fail to see why an artists derivative works "licensing" their other creative works after they are dead offers anything of value to society at all. It's simply an argument that "someone should be paid".
Any law that places criminal determination on the subjective opinion of a third party being offended is problematic. It is impossible to abide by the law other than foregoing speech altogether. It is also the perfect weapon to return fire on the idiots who created it.