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March 15, 2006


I am confused. I would like to send Peter Rabbit to, and have the front page say this was especially published for my grandson. I intend to do so for Mother Goose as well. Is Peter Rabbit and its illustrations public domain or did the publisher get the illustrations and stuff under trademark and copywrite. I got confused by the post.

What if I wanted to use the image and likeness of an ancient Greek or Roman painting or statue as a trademark? Can other people use it, too, or does the image and likeness belong to whoever registers it first?

Cory Doctorow, of BoingBoing, discusses a musical opens at Toronto Fringe Fest based on Beatrix Potter story, The Tale of Pigling Bland, as a reason for time constraints on copyright.

Besides the existing Happy Birthday links in the article above, fans of the song may also be interested in page 81 of this music book (copyright 1915, now expired):

See the lower half of the page, and in particular the alternate lyrics suggested below the main title.

I agree, this is a great post!

Great post, Raizel!

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