Of course, I'm just waiting for you to say that simply the act of creating
and selling a Mickey Mouse rip off is an artistic and political statement
and therefore should be excepted from copyright law... heheh.
Okay, sorry, folks... it's been just too tantalizing and I had to get my
teeth into it too. But I'm done now!
Supervisor, Film Library
St. Louis Public Library
From: Jed Horovitz [mailto:JedH@internetvideoarchive.com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 2004 11:56 AM
To: Syp, Marc P.; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: RE: [Videolib] Public performance rights question
Your example exhibits the prejudice I am concerned with in that you assume
the t-shirt is not a political, artistic statement but simply a rip off. I
think we should assume it is protected free speech (art, business, pursuit
of happiness, etc.) unless and until Disney proves other wise. That is all
it would take to level the playing field between new/future users/creators
and owners of existing creations.