Disney's Alice in Wonderland (1951) will not enter the public domain for another 26 years

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Fun fact: if present-day US copyright law had been in force at the time that Disney's "Alice in Wonderland" was made, Lewis Carol's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" would not have entered the public domain for another 17 years

Additional fun fact: even if pre-1978 copyright law (the contemporary law at the time of Disney's publication) had been in force when Lewis Carol's was written, it *still* would have been 9 years from entering the public domain when Disney made their adaptation

In any case, Carol was 53 years dead at the time so I'm sure that he wouldn't really have minded either way

@sir But this is just garden-variety proprietary behaviour: use work that is in the commons as the entire skeleton of your 'new' endeavour, and then try to make damn sure your own work can never be the skeleton for anyone else's future endeavours (at least not without substantial transfer of capital to you).
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