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Subject: RE: What do you think of this?
From: Joaquim Carvalho (
Date: 2003-02-27

On Thu, 2003-02-27 at 20:00, Kevin Wimberly wrote:
> Disney just successfully got
> the Sonny Bono Copyright Extension Act through - this keeps Mickey safe as
> he was about to hit the public domain. The funny thing is that Disney got
> most of their start from public domain stories/ideas (Grimm, etc.).

The funny thing is that "Mickey" mouse character is actually several
centuries old - there's one painted on the roof of a 14th century
(I think, not sure) Italian chapel!

> The loophole is this - the emulator engine is legal. The BIN files are
> legal to own as long as you own the original - just like with CD's - you're
> allowed to make a "backup copy" for yourself...

I agree. I won't fear doing the emulator, doing a lookalike would
make me afraid of legal action.


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