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(Sucks)   20 years later: Yes, you can finally have no bananas   (law.duke.edu) divider line
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2018-12-27 04:43:36 PM  
"Yes, we have no bananas
We have-a no bananas today.
We've string beans, and onions
Cabbageses, and scallions,
And all sorts of fruit and say
We have an old fashioned to-mah-to
A Long Island po-tah-to
But yes, we have no bananas.
We have no bananas today."

You're welcome
 
2018-12-27 06:47:58 PM  
"Works from 1923 are open to all!"
...

"The Ten Commandments, directed by Cecil B. DeMille"

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2018-12-27 07:36:14 PM  
Ugh, nevermind. wrong version.
 
2018-12-27 07:36:34 PM  
yeah, but who's sorry now
 
2018-12-27 09:51:04 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: yeah, but who's sorry now


One of the best musical movies ever. And one of the best death scenes ever.

Alucinación en el hospital -all that jazz-
Youtube IH9AufBosz0
 
2018-12-27 09:56:27 PM  
Yep . 20 years ago they said we would have no bananas in 20 years .
 
2018-12-27 10:12:34 PM  
Don't remember the controversy over the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998?  That's because Congress (paid for by Disney et al) passed it literally in the middle of the night right at the height of the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal.  'Murica.
 
2018-12-27 10:18:31 PM  

shroom: Don't remember the controversy over the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998?  That's because Congress (paid for by Disney et al) passed it literally in the middle of the night right at the height of the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal.  'Murica.


I recently discovered that Adam Ruins Everything show which has a season on Netflix. He has a pretty good/funny bit about all this being about Disney not wanting to lose Mickey because the Steamboat Willie cartoon was gonna come up soon. The ironey is Disney has based a lot of their works on public domain materials. Even Steamboat Willie was a parody of a movie called Steamboat <name I can't remember> that came out around that time.
 
2018-12-27 10:25:54 PM  
Kinda crappy that some of these things are in such bad shape because nobody took care of them in the first place. "Oh that? That's junk. You can have it."
 
2018-12-27 11:05:17 PM  
i'm so glad the creation of art and culture is promoted by rewarding authors with exclusive rights until the culture is that of one's great great grandparents instead of 14 years. =p

imagine what 90s hiphop coulda been if everything 76 and before was freely remixable...
 
2018-12-28 01:55:53 AM  
My mother's parents met while working as extras in The Ten Commandments. There was a fight in the mess tent and she was clubbing him with a ketchup bottle.
 
2018-12-28 02:04:04 AM  
So, what's the betting line on Disney trying to get copyright laws extension through again?  Maybe this shutdown will be the end of Disney and their lobbyists shutting down creativity.
 
2018-12-28 02:29:21 AM  

cherryl taggart: So, what's the betting line on Disney trying to get copyright laws extension through again?  Maybe this shutdown will be the end of Disney and their lobbyists shutting down creativity.


Oh, you better believe they'll do it again. Nobody farks with the mouse.
 
2018-12-28 05:17:18 AM  

cherryl taggart: So, what's the betting line on Disney trying to get copyright laws extension through again?  Maybe this shutdown will be the end of Disney and their lobbyists shutting down creativity.


It's guaranteed. Disney will write yet another law to ensure that Mickey Mouse never falls into the public domain.
 
2018-12-28 07:42:03 AM  
Seven years, non-transferable. Renewable once for another seven years, during the life of the author. If an author dies with children under the age of 18, copyright is automatically extended until the last child turns 18; otherwise the estate may finish the normal copyright term (with an agent filing for renewal if necessary).

This is how I'd do it. Plenty of time to profit from a truly great work, but not enough time to rest on the laurels of a single work for the rest of your life.
 
2018-12-28 12:38:54 PM  

Gordon Bennett: cherryl taggart: So, what's the betting line on Disney trying to get copyright laws extension through again?  Maybe this shutdown will be the end of Disney and their lobbyists shutting down creativity.

It's guaranteed. Disney will write yet another law to ensure that Mickey Mouse never falls into the public domain.


I think that was settled when they had the law written for 'trademark' identification so the mouse is a trademark or corporate identity that can never be in the public domain. Same for the duck and dog.
They're part of the corporate identity. So, other than some movies etc...their icons are secure even with things going public domain.
 
2018-12-28 12:43:44 PM  

Millennium: Seven years, non-transferable. Renewable once for another seven years, during the life of the author. If an author dies with children under the age of 18, copyright is automatically extended until the last child turns 18; otherwise the estate may finish the normal copyright term (with an agent filing for renewal if necessary).

This is how I'd do it. Plenty of time to profit from a truly great work, but not enough time to rest on the laurels of a single work for the rest of your life.


Nope...there are plenty of works that are 'truly great' that did not get recognized until well after 7 years.

And some works worthy of being able to profit from them for a lifetime. "To Kill A Mockingbird" comes to mind.
 
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