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The Unknown (Tod Browning, 1927) - longer print has been found (1 Viewer)

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As it should be. If copyright exists in perpetuity, it stifles creativity.

Same applies to patents, which, especially for medications and inventions which are or become necessary to our well-being, would be impossible for many to access or afford if not for their patents becoming public domain after a period of time. Regarding The Mouse, I dunno...maybe the world thinks Mickey deserves to stay with his creator because he brings such joy to us all and belongs in responsible (?) hands. But that means that people who hate or are afraid of mice are gonna be shit outta luck.
 

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...Regarding The Mouse, I dunno...maybe the world thinks Mickey deserves to stay with his creator because he brings such joy to us all and belongs in responsible (?) hands...
And Disney also made it's fortune by appropriating stories in the public domain like Snow White, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, but now wants to maintain a stranglehold on copyright.
 

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Milne's first Winnie-the-Pooh book is now public domain. There's a new Pooh-based horror film coming out next year. They cannot use the Tigger character or other protected aspects of any Disney productions, but the characters of the first book are fair game.

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Same applies to patents, which, especially for medications and inventions which are or become necessary to our well-being, would be impossible for many to access or afford if not for their patents becoming public domain after a period of time. Regarding The Mouse, I dunno...maybe the world thinks Mickey deserves to stay with his creator because he brings such joy to us all and belongs in responsible (?) hands. But that means that people who hate or are afraid of mice are gonna be shit outta luck.
The Mickey of the 1920s-1950's is long gone nothing wrong with those copyrighted images being over and maybe we will see Mickey cartoons finally released unedited we the collector benefit
 

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There's zero chance any of the main boutiques would get this without Warner, especially since the two main licensors in the US - Criterion and Shout! Factory - always license public domain titles properly. Though, part of me wants at least something, considering how disappointing it's been how Warner has more or less ignored their silent films for home video. I get it's not that profitable, but if we can get a Reginald Denny set from Kino Lorber, surely there's a market for the Chaney MGM films?
 

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Perhaps the next time Mr. Feltenstein appears on a podcast, someone should ask him about situation with The Unknown so we can get to the bottom of this.
 

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Perhaps the next time Mr. Feltenstein appears on a podcast, someone should ask him about situation with The Unknown so we can get to the bottom of this.
This title is but one of the thousands requested. Poor Mr F, I'm sure he is as interested, excited and frusterated as we are!! Time will tell...as much of a collector, if not more so than most, Mr.F would be more than happy to pass along any information that he is able to relay, I'm sure!!
 

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