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Old 09-17-2008, 06:30 AM   #1
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Old 09-17-2008, 08:22 AM   #2
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Old 09-17-2008, 09:27 AM   #4
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Copyright and patents were supposed to encourage innovation but are increasingly used for the opposite. It's a big topic and unless you have a couple of trillion spare for lobbying it's not going to get any better.

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Old 09-17-2008, 09:29 AM   #5
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There speaks someone with an "Asterix" theme park in her city .
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Astérix is Disney now?
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Old 09-17-2008, 09:34 AM   #7
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No, I meant that it's equally an example of crass commercial exploitation as anything that Disney has to offer. ie Disney aren't alone in doing that kind of thing.
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Old 09-17-2008, 09:42 AM   #8
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No, I meant that it's equally an example of crass commercial exploitation as anything that Disney has to offer. ie Disney aren't alone in doing that kind of thing.
Oh, ok. I object less to crass commercial exploitation and more to trying to extend copyright to infinity and beyond (whoops, that was a Disney™ phrase).

Can you get any more crass than Asterix chips? (or crisps, depending on who you ask). I wonder if they sell Obelix condoms?
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Old 09-17-2008, 10:09 AM   #9
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Oh, ok. I object less to crass commercial exploitation and more to trying to extend copyright to infinity and beyond (whoops, that was a Disney™ phrase).

Can you get any more crass than Asterix chips? (or crisps, depending on who you ask). I wonder if they sell Obelix condoms?
heh...

and technically, astérix theme park is not *in* paris, and as acidzebra said, while they may be exploiting the original bd for all they're worth, they are not (to my knowledge) trying to extend copyright to infinity and beyond (oh noes, is disney going to sue us for copyright infringement there ? or can we argue fair use ?). so they may be a little icky, but they're not actually evil incarnate.
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Old 09-17-2008, 10:53 AM   #11
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Oh my .... what to do, what to do. Here I am practically worshiping the Mouse and the Duck (hallowed be their names), and a good friend thinks they are "evil incarnate." A conundrum to be sure.
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Well this thread has been thoroughly derailed. Offtopic panda anyone?

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No, I meant that it's equally an example of crass commercial exploitation as anything that Disney has to offer. ie Disney aren't alone in doing that kind of thing.
At least monsieur Uderzo is still alive, though.
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There speaks someone with an "Asterix" theme park in her city .
here we have a Pinocchio park, even if the book is Public Domain...

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