Ayn Rand's tome, Atlas shrugged, will soon be a multi-part full length movie. The trailer was released today (2/12/2011). May I suggest that simply in Rand's writing of a book, there is no reason to believe that her estate is entitled to a penny of the royalties that will be generated from the movie. For them to be entitled would require government to protect her copyright. But since this is NOT one of the legitimate areas where government ought to play a role, there is no protection of her copyright that can be afforded.