HON293C: Literary Scandals and Controversies

An archived version of a 2007 NCSU course blog

The Copywrights – Intro and Ch. 1-2 Question

Paul Saint-Amour discusses how the copyright term has been extended 11 times with the latest being the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extention Act in 1998. Is there anything that may provide evidence that the copyright term will be extended again in the near future? Saint-Amour uses the Mickey Mouse example on page 5 and says that it will enter public domain in 2024. I was curious as to whether a character as popular as Mickey will actually become public or will another extension be granted.

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