space1999: [cdn1.screenrant.com image 380x350]Approves.
Burr: space1999: [cdn1.screenrant.com image 380x350]Approves.Damnit!I will do it anyway..."What does that make us?"
uncoveror: Under the original and perfectly reasonable copyright law of 1790, 14 years renewable once, Superman would have been public domain a long time ago. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_Act_of_1790The whole goal is ... "To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries."Locking up ideas as property doesn't do that, it is a stifling form of censorship. That is why the original term was so short compared to what now is essentially perpetuity, as Disney show up every 20 years with suitcases full of cash to prevent Steamboat Willie from reverting back to the public domain, where it should have been decades ago.
cefm: Subby doesn't seem to have the "Super-smarts" required to RTFA.Actual decision was that the type of lawsuit the heirs were bringing wasn't the correct one. They were claiming that a 2001 dispute over the settlement had breached and therefore terminated the contract and this was a new case.Judge disagreed - said that if there was a breach then the heirs were free to make that claim in court, but that's a separate action. But until they DO file a breach-of-contract action in court, they can't claim that there is no contract.
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