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14. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 3, 2013, 16:15 Wowbagger_TIP
Beamer wrote on Jan 3, 2013, 11:32:
I still fail to see how allowing Mickey Mouse or the Beatles catalog to be public use encourages innovation. It seems to actually do the opposite.

Yes, Walt Disney is still sitting on Mickey Mouse rather than creating new characters. But other people are forced to create new characters rather than use Mickey Mouse.

To be fair, people can do anything they want with Santa Claus and other non-copyrighted characters, and we have a wide variety of creations that do make some use of them, including porn. I don't see why other creations should be locked up forever either.
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