Post Reply What about stealing from public property?
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Posted 11/23/17 , edited 11/23/17
Since I can't upload the image from my computer, here is a web link of my image: facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10213774585334278&set=a.10212453113458307.1073741825.1095814180&type=3&theater

The comment concerns the Golan V. Holder case and the Abend ruling. That is, respectively, million of foreign works and "It's a Wonderful Life" got re-copyrighted in the USA because of stupid legal loopholes.

In other words, we should have better ways to compensate people using public domain works before said works were re-copyrighted.

See the below legal rants/posts for more info relating to some of the damage Congress and the courts have done to the American public domain:
johntaquino.com/Blog--Substantially-Similar.html?entry=legal-problem-solving-it-s
ipwatchdog.com/2012/01/19/supreme-court-oks-public-domain-works-being-copyrighted/id=21867/

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