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Re: CHAT: Steamboat Willie

From:David Starner <starner@...>
Date:Thursday, December 6, 2001, 5:41
On Wed, Dec 05, 2001 at 08:40:06PM -0800, Anton Sherwood wrote:
> David Starner wrote: > > . . . The United States [law] is it's in public domain > > if it was published before 1923, . . . > > It has been said, by someone cleverer than I, that the fundamental > principle of US copyright law/policy is to ensure that Steamboat Willie > (the first appearance of Mickey Mouse, 1928) never slips into the public > domain.
Well, other companies are looking to protect their own interests, too, but, yes, more or less. Nothing has gone into the public domain in the US (with rare exceptions) since the 60's. -- David Starner -, ICQ #61271672 Pointless website: When the aliens come, when the deathrays hum, when the bombers bomb, we'll still be freakin' friends. - "Freakin' Friends"