Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Mickey Mouse and the Boy Thursday
My mother-in-law brought over some old books for Leonard, and included, for our mocking pleasure, Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse and the Boy Thursday, published in 1948, a book so offensive that, as she says, it makes Little Sambo look like an anti-racist training manual. You can find the complete scanned text & pictures a few places around the web, including a self-proclaimed "sick" site and a white supremacist site. Google them if you must. I checked Gutenberg's renewal list and found that the book had indeed been properly renewed. How do we copyright minimalists feel about the possibility of Disney using its copyright to suppress these reproductions?