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

Well obviously the problem is that the public domain should not exist and 
copyrights should be held by dead people! Now if we can just get Miss Cleo 
to act as our interpreter all the problems will be solved!

Date sent:      	Wed, 20 Feb 2002 21:14:28 -0700 (MST)
From:           	John Galt <galt@inconnu.isu.edu>
To:             	openlaw decss <dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu>
Subject:        	Re: [dvd-discuss] Eldred v. Ashcroft Accepted 
Send reply to:  	dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu

> Think of Disney.  I submit to you that Mickey Mouse's copyright expired 
> when Roy and Walt failed to affix notice on the 1929 MMC materials, and 
> again in 1956, when the "Mickey Mouse in Plane Crazy" copyright was not 
> renewed (the soundie, "Plane Crazy" was separately copyrighted as a 
> published work, MMIPC was copyrighted as an unpublished work)
> Take a look at the VanPelt paper for details...
> http://www.law.asu.edu/HomePages/Karjala/OpposingCopyrightExtension/publicdomain/Vanpelt-s99.html
> On Wed, 20 Feb 2002, John Zulauf wrote:
> >
> >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. 
> >
> -- 
> Be Careful! I have a black belt in sna-fu!
> Who is John Galt?  galt@inconnu.isu.edu