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Re: [dvd-discuss] Public Domain Enhancement Bill

On 26 Jun 2003, Stephen L Johnson wrote:

> I think it's going to very, very interesting on how this is going to
> play out in Congress. But I really wonder how the likes of Disney, et al
> are  going to react to this bill. Do they support it and try to earn
> some brownie points; say nothing, or fight it and show their true
> colors?

If Disney were really smart, they would support it.  Not for brownie points,
but for more public domain to pull from.

Step one:   get this bill passed.
Step two:   let the public start re-discovering 50+ year old stuff.
Step three: when something in the new public domain starts gaining popularity,
            make a Disney version.

C.F. "The Secret Garden".