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RE: [dvd-discuss] Eldred Being Argued Today

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael A Rolenz [mailto:Michael.A.Rolenz@aero.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, October 09, 2002 8:36 AM
> To: dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu
> Subject: [dvd-discuss] Eldred Being Argued Today
> Eldred is being argues today (probably as I type). I hope that anyone 
> there can send out their impressions and summary if they can....
> BTW - at http://www.cnn.com/2002/LAW/10/09/scotus.copyrights.ap/
> "AOL Time Warner said if the extension was struck down, it 
> would threaten 
> copyrights
> for some of its movies, including "Casablanca," "The Wizard 
> of Oz" and 
> "Gone With
> the Wind." 
> Songs that would come into the public domain are "Stardust," 
> "Yes! We Have 
> No
> Bananas," and "Yes Sir! That's My Baby," the Songwriters 
> Guild of America 
> told the
> court. "
> I hope AOL-TW keep that whine going infront of the USSC. 
> Maybe even Scalia 
> will realize that it's not about the tantilizing law of "intellectual 
> property" but it's about profits and control...as for the 
> SGA...this is 
> incredible! How often do these songs get played today? How 
> many people 
> know the tunes? I can say that I do only because the last two 
> are one's 
> that my parents still hum or sing because they learned them in their 
> youth. But what an incredible Whine "OHHHHH alll this stuff 
> will enter the 
> public domain if you don't keep extending copyright and we 
> can't have that 
> even though some of you don't even know the tunes..."

Yes, it will enter the public domain.  That was the deal
you made at the time you got the original protection.

-Richard M. Hartman

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