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Re: [dvd-discuss] Specific ironies of the CTEA

There is an embedded irony in the first.  Sir John Tenniel 1820-1914
created the most famous set of illustrations for Alice in Wonderland. 
Because of Tenniel's longer life span, Disney acquired the rights the
the drawings (the English Copyright being life + 50 at that time?) in
order to allowed for them to "borrow" from the style.

So... because the illustrator lived longer, *his* successors in interest
profited, while the authors did not.  

These ironic vagaries are no way to "Promote progress"


"Copyright for 28 years, period."

John Zulauf wrote:
> I just stumbled over a specific irony of the CTEA.  The 1951 Disney
> adaptation of Alice in Wonderland (it's beloved, but IMHO a hatchet job,
> no flames please... it's just my opinion) would have not be possible
> without Charles Dodgson's estates approval.  Given the general
> unfaithfulness of the screen adaptation vs. the book this permission
> might have been difficult.
> Are there any other specific ironies like that?  Anybody done a survey?
> .002