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At 11:25 AM 6/21/2005 -0500, Karl Miller wrote:
>On Sun, 19 Jun 2005, Mike Richter wrote:
>
> >  From my point of view, it would be sufficient to define as "abandoned" any
> > copyright not exercised for a defined term.
>
>I like that idea but...
>
>I am reminded of the effort it took for Mad Magazine to determine that
>whatever ownership might have existed for the image of Alfred E. Newman,
>had been abandoned.

I do not believe it was an issue of copyright but of trademark (or one of
the related terms) - for which abandonment is defined.

Mike
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