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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:08:55 GMT

89.3 KPCC

Lawsuit claims 'Happy Birthday' song should be in the public domain
89.3 KPCC
"If we win, our goal is to release the song into the public domain where it belongs and where we think its been all along," Nelson said. "It's the people's song, it belongs to the people. We think people should be able to use it however, whenever ...

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Wed, 03 Jun 2015 18:21:38 GMT

Forbes

Preparing for 'Mein Kampf' to Enter the Public Domain
Forbes
The debate also has implications for the United States, where Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments, Freud's The Ego and The Id, and millions of other books, movies, and musical compositions will soon begin entering the public domain. Hitler wrote ...

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Sun, 22 Feb 2015 18:40:02 GMT

Newsweek

Why Isn't Batman in the Public Domain?
Newsweek
... Blue," Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises and Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind would all be in the public domain. This year, the comic book characters Superman and Batman would be free to use by anyone. Meanwhile, movies from 1940–like Charlie ...

Sun, 18 Jan 2015 10:17:35 GMT

MPAA Wants to Censor OpenCulture's Public Domain Movies
TorrentFreak
Between all the “pirate sites” the MPAA also targeted Open Culture's list of public domain movies. For those unfamiliar with the project, Open Culture offers an archive of high-quality cultural & educational media. With Stanford University's Dan Colman ...

Thu, 01 Jan 2015 20:40:23 GMT

If Congress hadn't extended copyright, Batman and Gone with the Wind would be ...
Vox
Until 1998, the law allowed all published works to fall into the public domain after 75 years. Once books, movies, and music enter the public domain, they aren't just free to copy, they're also free for anyone to appropriate, modify and build upon ...

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