"Every perception is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination."

-- Gerald Edelman, Second Nature: Brain Science and Human Knowledge
54 Forgetting of impressions and resolutions1 Alice in Wonderland and the theft of the public domain2020-10-04Journal1 Alice in Wonderland and the theft of the public domain2 Alice in Wonderland and the theft of the public domain3 Alice in Wonderland and the theft of the public domain4 Alice in Wonderland and the theft of the public domainDisney’s Alice in Wonderland is one of my favorite movies and an undisputed classic. After its release in 1951, Alice holds a fond place in billions of children’s hearts, over almost four generations. And it has been stolen from those generations, as part of the theft of one of these generations' greatest treasures: the public domain. I often use this film as an example when arguing about copyright. Almost everyone I speak to was born well after the film’s release (in fact, this is true of almost everyone alive today), but they remember it fondly regardless. Many people I’ve spoken to would agree that it even played a formative role in their childhoods; it’s a film dear to many hearts. My mom is very fond of the Cheshire Cat in particular, and owns quite a bit of relevant merchandise. Continue reading… Index 1 Alice in Wonderland and the theft of the public domain 2 Alice in Wonderland and the theft of the public domain 3 Alice in Wonderland and the theft of the public domain 4 Alice in Wonderland and the theft of the public domain Continue reading… (Original article)