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RE: [dvd-discuss] Eldred v. Ashcroft Accepted forReviewbySCOTUS

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Zulauf [mailto:johnzu@ia.nsc.com]
> Think of Disney -- all in a panic about losing the exclusive rights to
> Mickey Mouse.  This tends to indicate that they fear they have nothing
> of equal prestige with which to replace him.  Being given yet 
> another 20
> year reprieve, there is nothing to motivate Disney to create 
> yet another
> marquee character.  They can simply rest on there legally preserved
> laurels. 

I still don't see why they need copyright extension to protect
Mickey Mouse.  Aren't trademark protections essentially unlimited?
Can't they trademark both the phrase "Mickey Mouse" and the image?

-Richard M. Hartman

186,000 mi./sec ... not just a good idea, it's the LAW!