Plus: a conspiratorial classic assigned!
I LOVE Men in Black, al three of them...lol
Disney making this move really isn't a surprise, but I hope they reconsider it with Willow. I went into that series with pretty low expectations based on the (even the standards of the 80s) campiness of the original and was blown away by its world and character building for everyone involved. THAT is how you pass the torch from one generation to the next and I really hope its fate is coming down to they didn't want to greenlight S2 with labor disputes looming and will give it another look down the line
Let's see ... the photo was licensed in 1981 ... 28 years later takes us to 2009 ... by 2016 it should have been in the public domain for seven years. If creators want to take advantage of their side of the legal bargain that is copyright, they should respect the other side of the deal - "for limited times". Now they don't have to, and even my grandchildren will never see those works in the public domain. Gee thanks, Sonny Bono and the Walt Disney Corporation.
So, copyright law prof here. This was a much closer call than the article suggests. The “nature and character of the use” (transformative) factor is closely tied to the “effect on the market” factor. While there are well established markets for turning sci fi novels into movies, the same is not necessarily true for turning photo portraits into Warhols. The next big test: copyrighted works used as training data for ChatGPT, Dall-E and other generative AI
It was a sound decision by the Supremes and it was nice to see a bipartisan ruling for a change...
So I am interested in how much ESPN will cost, not because I will subscribe, but because inquiring minds like to know. But the article you linked to is behind a WSJ paywall and I'll be damned if I'll pay the WSJ for anything. So, simple question, how much?