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Thread #52243   Message #799585
Posted By: Genie
09-Oct-02 - 01:10 PM
Thread Name: Copyright Extens.Case @ SCOTUS 10/9/02
Subject: RE: Copyright Extens.Case @ SCOTUS 10/9/02
Thanks, guest. Sounds like it may come out just the way I had expected -- unfortunately.

BTW, in an article I posted above it says "In the late 1990s The Disney Corporation was panicked because the copyright on its famous rodent was about to expire."

Lest folks tend to side with the Copyright Extension folks on the grounds that Mickey should not pass into the public domain, please note that Mickey Mouse has Trademark protection, which does not expire. The expiration of a copyright on, say, the old cartoons, would probably mean that folks could make and distribute copies without paying royalties. It would not mean that other folks could create new works using Mickey's (trademarked) image.