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Mickey Mouse in the Public Domain

WELCOME TO 2024! This year, the American Public Domain received a significant gift. That’s right, Mickey Mouse is in the public domain. And not just Steamboat Willie! There’s also Plane Crazy!

The cartoons join a number of shorts featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Alice, and other Disney creations.

But what does it mean for something to be in the public domain? Well, I’m not a lawyer, so I’m not going to speculate. But Duke Law weighed in, and you should read what they had to say. As for us, we’re making podcasts about him:

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