Wikipedia is going to be blacked out globally tomorrow to protest SOPA and PIPA.
You should contact your representative if you can to voice your protest about these draconian measures.
Censorship of this magnitude is not acceptable in a free democracy, and people should not stand for this crap.
The Pentamerone (1634)
Mother Goose Tales (1697)
Grimm's Fairy Tales (1812)
So Cinderella was published nearly 200 years before it appeared on the Grimm's works. Is it an original work by them? No. Was the script made by Disney based on the Grimm's work? No way to find out. Did Disney read out the Grimm's work and try to pass it as an original? No. So with what authority do you get to claim that Disney's work is some rip-off from the Grimm's? Oh I know: None. You're simply talking nonsense and trying to make a specious argument that leads to nowhere.
No. Disney owns what they have produced ie their movies in all of its forms. They don't own the story of little red riding hood anymore than they own cinderella. It's why different versions of these movies exist by videos that aren't Disney. Your ignorance on the topic is showing. AGAIN.None the less, Disney does own the rights to the modified versions of the stories.
They can use whatever they want from their stories because they're out of copy protection.
I don't have to answer uninformed questions by people who clearly have no idea what it is they're discussing to begin with.Why should they own lengthy copy protections for works they borrowed heavily from others to create?
You haven't answered the question.
I didn't say you did. I said it was the logical progression of your ridiculously flawed argument.It's totally a straw man, because I have not advocated such a position.
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With that said, The Brothers Grimm likely adapted the folklore stories for their works, like Disney did for themselves.
Now Disney feels entitled to an IP ownership of a story that was already in existence, hundreds of years before Walt was farted out of his mother.
The facts always come back to, the story was not original and that there is no justifiable reason why they should be entitled to a multiple decades of ownership.
Now there is nothing wrong with that..
What is wrong, is the automatic entitlement to multi decade IP.
Why shouldn't someone else be allowed to improve upon Disney's Ciderella or whatever?
Your example was physical property, we're talking about intellectual property.
And you have the nerve to call me ignorant.
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
Anyone post up that Wiki is going dark tonight in protest of SOPA?
Wikipedia and other websites shut down to protest online piracy bill - San Jose Mercury NewsAs Wikipedia and other websites go dark Wednesday in what backers are calling the largest Internet protest ever, the epic battle between Silicon Valley and Hollywood over online anti-piracy legislation continues to heat up, even as many Web surfers scratch their heads over what it all means.
The fight is over the Stop Online Piracy Act, a bill now stalled in the U.S. House of Representatives that's aimed at stopping the spread of pirated copies of movies and other content by "rogue'' websites overseas. Heavyweight supporters of SOPA like Time Warner and the Motion Picture Association of America are butting up against tech titans like Wikipedia, Google (GOOG) and Facebook, who argue the legislation could lead to widespread censorship.
Here's the link to Wiki -- appears at the top of every page one pulls up on their site:
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thank you, Quazi!
I need someone that knows alot about greek.
Dude was saying that SOPA is greek alphabet... (or something like that. Not sure If I got it all the way.)
Well, SOPA= shut up. Or Shh, don't talk. And PIPA was commen slang for suck pipe or suck dick.
Anyone knowledgable in this area and can explain this or just let me know if its bull****?
σώπα / πιπα
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