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  • Will Disney’s Copyright on Mickey Mouse Ever Expire?
    Will Disney’s Copyright on Mickey Mouse Ever Expire?

    Fifteen years ago Congress passed a 20 year extension of copyright in the USA. The Sonny Bono Copyright Extension Act was also known as the Mickey Mouse Copyright Extension as The Walt Disney Company’s desire to keep Mickey Mouse protected by copyright was a significant driving force behind the legislation….

  • Disney Wins Big In Marvel Lawsuit
    Disney Wins Big In Marvel Lawsuit

    A judge has dropped a lawsuit against Marvel by the heirs of Jack Kirby. The suit was based on the fact that Kirby’s work, including the creation of many of Marvel’s main superheroes, was done on a work-for-hire basis and therefore there is no secondary claim to copyright for the…

  • Bloom – Beautiful New Video from the remix artist Pogo
    Bloom – Beautiful New Video from the remix artist Pogo

    Remix artist Pogo, who has had a rocky relationship with Disney (sometimes on payroll, sometimes banned from doing his work), has apparently gotten clearance to release another of his amazingly beautiful video remix works. This one is titled Bloom and it is absolutely sublime! Pogo’s art involves laying a patchwork…

  • Marvel/Disney Sue Kirby Heirs to Quash Claims
    Marvel/Disney Sue Kirby Heirs to Quash Claims

    The Walt Disney Company, through it’s new subsidiary Marvel Entertainment, has sued the heirs of Marvel artist Jack Kirby to quash their copyright claims to the characters co-created by Kirby while he worked at Marvel. The federal lawsuit filed Friday in Manhattan by Marvel Worldwide Inc. asks a judge to…

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