The Constitution guarantees individuals
the sole ownership rights to their own creations for a limited
property, first held an intial copyright period of 28 years from the date
of publication of the first edition.
A copyright could be renewed for
another 28 years for a total of 56 years.
Copyright Act changes existing copyright.
After January 1, 1978,
the copyright period became the life of the author plus fifty years after the
June 26, 1992 1976 Copyright
Act amended to extend all copyrights still in existence to a term of 75
For works penned after January 1, 1978, the Sonny Bono
Copyright Term Extension Act, signed into law on October 27, 1998, amends
the copyright protection term to the life of the author plus an additional 70
Anonymous and pseudonymous works and works made for hire; the
term is 95 years from the year of first publication or 120 years from year of
For pre-1978 works still in their original or renewal term of
copyright, the total term is extended to 95 years.
"Under Eisner's watch
Disney was the driving force
behind the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act.
Disney success was due to
its widespread use of stories and concepts from the
public domain." -
Copyright periods have been more than doubled recently.
This benefits corporate elite in three ways:
corporate elite retain a revenue
second, information capture and retention;
important broad knowledge concerning
the environment as well
general knowledge is hidden away and not available to the
Television has replaced the
The storyteller is a rarity these
produce entertaining television and
For most of human history, no one
imagined that you could own a story.
Cultural commonwealth is now
walled off and
There was a court case between Exxon and Kellogg
over the cartoon tigers used to market the brands: the
Exxon gas tiger and
Tony the Tiger.
The two look quite similar (similar as well to
"Tigger" of Winnie the Pooh fame, and
to "Hobbes" from
the comic strip Calvin & Hobbes).
These corporations asserted
property rights over a drawing of a tiger.
Tigers may be part of
nature, but the idea and image of a tiger, with all its associations of
strength, power, and beauty, is cultural capital.
Since there are
really only a limited number of ways to
draw a tiger and have it still look like a tiger and carry these
associations, the litigants were in effect asserting private ownership over an
item of cultural capital.
"I'm lovin' it", a phrase, is the
property of the McDonalds®.
every drop count" is the property of
for life" is the property of Panasonic®.
the property of Walmart®.
"Making life better" is the property of Penn State.
can still use these words, but not as a slogan for your organization.
Nike has taken "Just do it"
Donald John Trump has
taken "You're fired!"
These are a few common phrases expropriated
from the public language.
Corvette owns a shade of red, United Parcel Service a shade of
These are parts of the
Did these companies create these colors, or
just enclose and wall them
"In 2001 a Michigan jewelry merchant, "Love your
neighbor", sued a Florida
charity named "Love
thy neighbor" for trademark infringement, claiming the similar name
confused customers and resulted
in lost profits" - Charles Eisenstein
"Silence the angry man with
Silence the ill natured man with kindness.
the miser with generosity.
Silence the liar
"To our great surprise,
the internal mental process
Ode to Paradise
Then saw I clearly how each spot in
Is Paradise, though with like gracious dew
virtue show'r not over all.
Contemplate here the wonder I unfold.
The nature with its Maker thus conjoin'd,
forged first was
blameless, pure and good;
But through itself alone was driven
From Paradise, because it had eschew'd
The Way of Truth and Life,
to evil turn'd.
nature, which entirely in its seed
Trangress'd, from these
distinctions fell, no
Than from its state in
"Long as the joy of Paradise shall
shall shine around that raiment,
fervent; fervent, as in vision blest;
And that as far in blessedness
As it hath grave
beyond its virtue
Our shape, regarmented with glorious weeds
saintly flesh, must, being thus entire,
Show yet more gracious.
Therefore shall increase,
Whate'er of light, gratuitous, imparts
The Supreme Good; light, ministering aid,
The better disclose
his glory: whence
The vision needs increasing, much increase
The fervour, which it kindles; and that too
The ray, that comes from
it. But as the greed
Which gives out flame, yet it its whiteness
More lively than that, and so preserves
semblance; thus this circling sphere
Of splendour, shall to view less
Than shall our fleshly robe, which yonder earth
Now covers. Nor will such excess of light
O'erpower us, in corporeal
Firm, and susceptible of all delight."
thou, my blood!
O most exceeding grace
divine! to whom,
As now to thee, hath twice
the heav'nly gate
Been e'er unclos'd?" so spake the light; whence I
toward him; then unto my dame
My sight directed, and on either side
Amazement waited me; for in her eyes
Was lighted such a
smile, I thought that mine
Had div'd unto the bottom of
And of my bliss in Paradise. Forthwith
hearing and to sight grateful alike,
The spirit to his poem added
I understood not, so
profound he spake;
Yet not of choice but
Mysterious; for his
high conception scar'd
Beyond the mark of mortals. When the flight
Of holy transport had so spent its rage,
That nearer to the
level of our thought
The speech descended, the first sounds I heard
Were, "Best he thou, Triunal Deity!
At the sweet sounds of
comfort straight I turn'd;
And, in the saintly eyes what compassion
I leave in silence here: nor through distrust
words only, but that to such bliss
The mind remounts not without aid.
Yet may I speak; that, as I gaz'd on her,
found no room for other wish.
While the everlasting pleasure, that did
On Mercedes shine, with second view
From her fair
countenance my gladden'd soul
Contented; vanquishing me with a beam
Of her soft smile, she spake: "Turn thee, and list.
eyes are not thy only Paradise."
"I am not worthy, of my own desert,
That thou shouldst answer me; but for her sake,
vouchsaf'd my asking, spirit blest!
That in thy joy art shrouded! say
Which bringeth thee so near: and wherefore, say,
Doth the sweet symphony of
Keep silence here, pervading with such sounds
rapt devotion ev'ry lower sphere?"
I was as one, when a forgotten
Doth come across him, and he strives in vain
shape it in his fantasy again,
Whenas that gracious boon was proffer'd me,
Which never may be
cancel'd from the book,
Wherein the past is written. Now were all
tongues to sound, that have on sweetest milk
Of Polyhymnia and her
And fatten'd, not with all their help to boot,
Unto the thousandth parcel of the truth,
My song might shadow forth
that saintly smile,
flow merely in her saintly looks it wrought.
And with such figuring of Paradise
The sacred strain must
leap, like one, that meets
A sudden interruption to his road.
"Glory to the Father, to
the Holy Spirit," rang
Throughout all Paradise, that with the song
reel'd, so passing sweet the strain:
And what I saw was equal
smile it seem'd of all things,
Joy past compare,
Imperishable life of peace and compassion,
Exhaustless riches and unmeasur'd bliss.
Before mine eyes stood the
four torches lit;
And that, which first had come, began to wax
In brightness, and in semblance such became,
As Jove might
be, if he and Mars were birds,
And interchang'd their
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