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Why Isn't Gatsby in the Public Domain? | Electronic Frontier Foundation
"In the name of preserving profits for a handful of rightsholders, our cultural history is left to decay in legally imposed obscurity.

A diminished public domain doesn't just rob us of past works, but of the future works that could rely on an expanded public domain. Rightsholders have the power to veto derivative works simply by refusing to license the  works. And if the rightsholder can't be tracked down or confirmed — a real possibility when we’re talking about works that are nearly a hundred years old — the difficulty of getting a license can halt production altogether."
copyright  publicdomain  2013  greatgatsby  fscottfitzgerald  activism  ip  culture  history  culturalhistory 
may 2013 by robertogreco

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