Disney Workers asked to pay for Disneys Copyright Politics

where-to-get-disney-dollarsWow. Bei Disney kann man sich Spenden für ihre Disneys Copyright- und Steuer-Lobbying direkt vom Gehaltsscheck abziehen lassen: Disney CEO asks employees to chip in to pay copyright lobbyists. What the hell? Wäre das vom deutschen Arbeitsrecht her legal?

The Walt Disney Company has a reputation for lobbying hard on copyright issues. The 1998 copyright extension has even been dubbed the “Mickey Mouse Protection Act” by activists like Lawrence Lessig that have worked to reform copyright laws.
This year, the company is turning to its employees to fund some of that battle. Disney CEO Bob Iger has sent a letter to the company’s employees, asking for them to open their hearts—and their wallets—to the company’s political action committee, DisneyPAC. […]

"For your convenience, DisneyPAC has implemented a payroll deduction system, through which your contributions to the PAC will be deducted from your weekly paycheck," Iger explains.