Actually the case before the Supreme Court will NOT make
GWTW PD until AT LEAST 2011. It involves the EXTENSION from
75 years to 95 years so at most it will go back to 1927 unless they decide for some reason to broaden it which
given this court is HIGHLY unlikely. Things would as they had BEFORE the extension was passed past become PD 75 years after publicaton.
The issue of parody is courst totally separate.
From: Jeffrey Clark <[log in to unmask]>
Date: 2002/02/25 Mon PM 05:43:58 EST
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Reproducing stills and Fair Use
: Alice Randall's parodic "counter-version" of GONE WITH THE WIND, or WIND DONE GONE. Ignore the fact that its publication wouldn't have been an issue if the copyright law hadn't been extended in 1998 (which is headed for Supreme
Court reconsideration late this year), because Mitchell's book would have been in the public domain except for that.
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