January 15, 2003

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Via How Appealing I hear that Disney beats Eldred. The sacred Disney patrimony of wholly original cartoon characters, including the goddamn mouse (also completely original) is now safe from the prying imaginations of artists yet unborn, yea even unto the third generation. Thanks to the Supreme Court, Disney can continue to produce more wholly new stories like the stunningly novel Treasure Planet.

Ack. My own views on this stuff are in papers which can be found here [pdf] and here [pdf].

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I am Associate Professor of Sociology at Duke University. I’m affiliated with the Kenan Institute for Ethics, the Markets and Management Studies program, and the Duke Network Analysis Center.



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