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Despite their official position in this case, Hollywood producers have long realized the value of the public domain, and they have taken steps to manage the use of the shared resource. The M.P.A.A. continues to maintain a registry in which its members can claim a limited, industry-designated right to public domain works. The registry allows filmmakers to draw from the cultural storehouse of stories and characters without fear of an immediate challenge from their closest competitors.
Because of Congress’s transformation of the copyright system, filmmakers and producers today do not have the same access to the public domain as their predecessors. Technical, artistic and industrial innovation are at risk. Let’s hope that the Supreme Court restores the public domain to full strength, for Hollywood’s sake.
This got me thinking: what if I didn’t use any magazine images or ephemera in my journal?
I wasn’t ready to leap past that and take out photos or drawings, and just removing magazine images and ephemera from my stash has proven to be difficult enough. I’ve been creating for the last two weeks using mostly patterned paper I’ve created myself, paints, and quick drawings in my journal, and let me tell you — a switch-up like this is HARD!