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Puerto Rico
I Am. Maybe.
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Current Residence: Val Verde
Favourite genre of music: Alt. Rock
Operating System: PC
Favourite cartoon character: Grim (Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy)
Personal Quote: "Everyone knows how you oughta handle a parasol, but only you will get wet"


We live in an age of unprecedented consumption of media. Creative works have never been so
widely available to access, as well as create. Indeed, the so called Democratization of
tools, and the interconnectedness of this digital age has allowed for a wonderful growth for
both independent creators and large media conglomerates as well.

Sadly, our current copyright laws do not reflect this. Due to awful retroactive tampering
with copyright durations, no creative works will enter the Public Domain until 2019. That's
  far too long a time, and that's assuming they won't tamper with it again before
that. Copyright law, at it's heart, is meant to help authors support themselves of their
creative works. However, as of now, many works of long-dead authors remain locked behind
doors, sometimes quietly withering away, the creative elements languishing away.

This is why I say all works between 1960 whose authors are no longer living should move to the Public  Domain.

Everybody stands to gain from more works entering the Public Domain. If it wasn't for the
Public Domain we wouldn't have this year's Noah. Or Bruce Almighty. Or The Ten Commandments, with
Charlton Heston. We wouldn't have Dreamworks' Prince of Egypt.

We Wouldn't have Disney's version of Snow White. Or Pinocchio. Or Robin Hood, Aladdin,
Cinderella, The Hunchback of Notre Dam. We wouldn't have Frozen or Tangled, based on "The
Snow Queen" and "Rapunzel", respectively. We wouldn't have Scrooge McDuck!

  Worth a 1000 crappy  Christmas Carol retreads.  

We wouldn't have the musical Les Miserables. We wouldn't have The Wiz, or Wicked. We
wouldn't have the modern Zombie genre. We wouldn't have American McGee's Alice. Or Tim Burton's Alice. Or The 3 Musketeers. Pick whichever version you like best.

These are all things that things that the Public Domain has given us. What has the Sonny
Bono act of 1998 given us? Nothing. That's not a knock on it. This is what it was meant to
do. I think,  that it is reasonable that works of authors who have passed away
stand to benefit in no way from their works. So I ask you, sign this petition to bring back balance to the Public Domain, which for so many years has been
skewed in favor of big interests. Don't wait for them to make the first move and extend copyright yet again!

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Soviet-Superwoman Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Thanks for the faves Comrade! :iconsovietsaluteplz:
Gaston25 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Thanks for watching!
Furiousangels Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the watch
Einom Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the watch :D
tyciol Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are a talented 34 artist sir! I am wondering if some day we might see CastleVille from ye? Please assault all the Facebook games.
sonicsama Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
thanks for the fave!
Batzarro Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
RaidenSnake Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
Do you still have the alternate version of the Cousin Mel/I.M. Slime pic? I went to your blog looking for it, but it wasn't there.
Batzarro Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Yes, but I don't think DA wants me to say. Check the Allied Nations.
RaidenSnake Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Link, please.
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