[Tig] copyright films

Patrick Gregston patrick
Mon Sep 23 17:00:35 BST 2002


The current Wired has a profile on Lessig and the case too.
http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/10.10/lessig.html

Patrick Gregston
The Picture Works
patrick at pictureworks.net



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Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2002 11:38 PM
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Subject: [Tig] copyright films


a fascinating story on the recent Mickey Mouse legislation and
what copyright was supposed to be when it was written into law
is related in some of the articles about the impending US Supreme
Court decision on Lawrence Lessig's lawsuit due for decision on
October 9th.

a couple of articles:
http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/02_19/b3782610.htm
http://www.latimes.com/features/printedition/magazine/la-tm-copyright38sep22
.story?null
(requires registration, but this seems a current and fair treatment
of the subject)

the illumination of knowledge on this will go far to combat the
reductionism apparent in efforts by copyright holders to
characterize Lessig as anti-copyright.  He isn't.

If current law had been applied at the time, Disney's creation of
Mickey Mouse would have been illegal, as it was an adaptation of
Buster Keaton's Steamboat Willie.

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