AW: Some legal concepts
adham_abozaeid at gawab.com
Tue Jan 4 21:04:07 CET 2005
I'm wondering who you can find so many comics on the internet exchanged
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> Le mardi 4 Janvier 2005 18:29, Cord Wiljes a écrit :
> > Stefan wrote:
> > > Scanning might be legal after 75 years, though.
> > I am planning to still be around when Don Rosa's works enter the public
> > domain. As the early Gottfredson's already have and the Barks' are going
> > when I retire :-)
> That won't work because Disney and other companies will make pressure to
> expand the 75-years limit (like I think they did, several times[?]). And
> if you normally have the right, Disney will sue you if you publish
> with Disney comics for trademark violation (or something else even if not
> legitimate) [like they once did with an unfortunate publisher?], and you
> won't be able to afford lawyers expenses to fight them in court.
> > Another legal question: Which country's copyright law applys for works
> > created abroad? Let us say a Disney comic is created in Italy by an
> > creator for the Italian Disney publisher. Does Italian copyright law
> > or U.S. copyrigt law?
> My guess is Italian copyright law only. Any U.S. law is irrelevant in a
> European court (or other courts in non-US countries). It matters only in
> special cases, like when a EU country would not extradite someone to the
> because of the death penalty.
> I'm not reading mails sent to lerichard at free.fr anymore. To contact me
> f-wi at induREMOVE.also.THIScks (remove the hyphen and add ".org").
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