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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….

  • Mickey Mouse Copyright Mystery
    Mickey Mouse Copyright Mystery

    For its vigorous pursuit of copyright extension and trademark protection the Walt Disney Company is often made to be the villain in the war for freedom of expression and artistic expression. I obviously have a dog, or two, in this fight (my content is stolen all the time, but I…

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