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Old 08-31-2010, 01:53 PM
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Actually, a copyright is hard to lose. In 1976 Congress changed the copyright laws. Works created after 1963 were allowed a generous extension period (this extension was made automatic in 1992). Later copyright laws have made even more extensions to the amount of time a copyright is valid. Works created from 1923 to 1963 had to be actively renewed when their first term expired to take advantage of the second, extended copyright period.

For all practical purposes, a vigilantly protected trademark can be renewed indefinitely. A copyright, on the other hand, will eventually expire, although the current laws provide for many years of protection.

- Brock


I find it interesting that Congress always seems to come up with a major re-write (and extension) of copyright laws whenever Mickey Mouse comes close to lapsing into the public domain....
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Also keep in mind, who the original designers were, don't you think they deserve alittle credit for their popular designs that have retained their popularity to this day.



They do.

I hold in my grubby hands a Mini Omega which followed me home from NARAM. It clearly states "Design by Mike Dorffler"


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Old 08-31-2010, 05:40 PM
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Thanks for the reminder...there's a Mini-Cherokee and a Mini-Omega sitting in my saved Semroc shopping cart.
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