[Foundation-l] Public domain Mickey Mouse. At last.

Anthony wikimail at inbox.org
Sun Oct 23 00:35:18 UTC 2011

On Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 8:29 PM, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 23 October 2011 01:21, Anthony <wikimail at inbox.org> wrote:
>> On what grounds is it out of copyright?  Doesn't a derivative work
>> carry (at least) two copyrights, the one on the original work, and the
>> one on the derivative (which "extends only to the material contributed
>> by the author of such work, as distinguished from the preexisting
>> material employed in the work")?
> Read the deletion discussion.

I read the deletion discussion before I posted that.  It does not
address the copyright on the original work (Steamboat Willie), only
the copyright on the derivative work.

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