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March 15, 2006

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I am confused. I would like to send Peter Rabbit to Lulu.com, 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. http://www.boingboing.net/2006/07/06/beatrix_potter_music.html

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):

http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/aitch/songs/songs.html

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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