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To: max americana

And rightfully so. The Motion Picture Association of AMERICA has no jurisdiction in SWEDEN, where TPB was originally located.

The problem with Intellectual Property, is that it was originally granted for a LIMITED period of time. But the big Movie and Recording Corps gradually had it extended to 99 years. . . to prevent properties from falling into the Public Domain.

Disney is the ringleader here: otherwise, Mickey Mouse would have gone Public Domain decades ago, and ANYONE could sell mickey-themed merchandise, instead of paying Disney a licensing fee to use their IP. . . .


26 posted on 07/05/2013 9:00:50 AM PDT by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: Salgak
Disney is the ringleader here: otherwise, Mickey Mouse would have gone Public Domain decades ago

This confuses the distinction between a patent, copyright and a trademark.

Mickey Mouse is a trademark, which is perpetual as long as it is not abandoned.

28 posted on 07/05/2013 9:13:26 AM PDT by wideawake
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