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To: rockvillem

Mickey Mouse SHOULD be public domain by now for crying out loud, part of the expiration of copyrights was to foster innovation by releasing old ideas into the public for free usage as well as make the producers of the expired stuff incentive to continue to be creative...

Instead you have Disney which was feasting off the corpse of mickey mouse for so many years, no wonder they almost went bust before they acquired pixar and lucas films.

Even if the mouse is still protected things like the steamboat willie cartoon should be in the public domain market if no other reason than the keeping with the principle of the 200 year old copyright laws.


10 posted on 12/08/2012 1:11:06 PM PST by GraceG
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To: GraceG

We’re SO on the same page about the underlying purpose of intellectual property rights. Incentive to create, but also expiration to encourage innovation. So obvious, but such a classic case of regulatory capture. Focused private interests dominate the political scene at this point and it is only going to get worse. Who is John Galt?


16 posted on 12/08/2012 2:22:46 PM PST by rockvillem
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To: GraceG

Copyright laws in the USA are rigged to favor big business. The laws are an outrage to common sense. I am a criminal if I hire a band that plays “You Ain’t Nothing but a Hound dog”. Ridiculous. As a consequence I do not hire bands to play at my (little) bar.


20 posted on 12/08/2012 3:23:31 PM PST by jpsb
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To: GraceG

How stupid are our politicians ,,, the rest of the world laughs at their ridiculous laws while those laws are used only against our people.

24 posted on 12/08/2012 10:46:54 PM PST by Neidermeyer
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To: GraceG
Mickey Mouse SHOULD be public domain by now for crying out loud, part of the expiration of copyrights was to foster innovation by releasing old ideas into the public for free usage as well as make the producers of the expired stuff incentive to continue to be creative...

I found a cartoon on YouTube that was made by the Third Reich or maybe Vichy France in 1943/44 that depicted three B-17's each flown by Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse and Popeye and you had Goofy and Felix the Cat as gunners. It was about a French family listening to London on the radio (the announcer "looked Jewish" as per the Nazi stereotype of the period) saying the Allies are coming. The bombs fall on the house, killing the family and leaving the radio behind and then you see the Grim Reaper laughing. I'm surprised Disney, along with Max Fleischer, did not go after someone on this, then again, we were at war with them anyhoo.

Nimbus Libere-1943/44

It was so absurd, I had a good laugh.
25 posted on 12/08/2012 11:30:36 PM PST by Nowhere Man (It is about time we re-enact Normandy, at the shores of the Potomac.)
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