manton
manton

Amazing that we’re only a month and a half away from Steamboat Willie being in the public domain. Hoping animators experiment with remixing it, within the limits of copyright trademark. I think there’s a lot you could do. Probably won’t have time myself but maybe one day.

|
Embed
clonezone
clonezone

@manton Please do not say "copyright" when you mean "trademark".

|
Embed
manton
manton

@clonezone Ah, you're right. Updating the post.

|
Embed
donw@mastodon.coffee
donw@mastodon.coffee

@manton gonna be interesting to see how Disney deals with it/tries to squelch it using trademark.

|
Embed
In reply to
KimberlyHirsh
KimberlyHirsh

@manton and case given the interaction of copyright and trademark law here. (I'm not a lawyer, just married to one. And the daughter of one. And the sister-in-law of one.)

|
Embed
manton
manton

@KimberlyHirsh Should make for good discussion among lawyers! Personally I'd like to see people push the limits a little to see where the line is, but also don't want anyone to be sued by Disney because that's surely a losing battle.

|
Embed
KimberlyHirsh
KimberlyHirsh

@manton Steamboat Willie but replace Mickey Mouse with tons of other non-Disney characters and preemptively declare it fair use

|
Embed
joelhamill
joelhamill

@manton @clonezone Manton was right, the copyright is expiring - not the trademark - for Steamboat willie. Trademarks don't expire as long as companies use them in commerce.

|
Embed