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Public Domain Superhero

There’s an article describing a really neat approach to copyright for superhero figures. Basically the idea is put her in the Public Domain. If Copyright Law hadn’t been extended (yet again) Disney’s well known rodent known as Mickey actually would have been in the public domain allowing anyone to make derivative works.

However, the latest copyright extension gives Disney another 20 years to figure out how to keep Mickey Mouse image usage under tight control. Many comic book characters are also probably closely guarded as well which is understandable to some degree. I hope to see more PD approaches to other things in the future!

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