As you know from our last podcast, the Disney Corporation just celebrated the 83rd anniversary of the theatrical release of Steamboat Willie. American copyright law has been amended several times when Steamboat Willie was on the verge of entering the public domain. The most recent copyright extension is referred to as the “Mickey Mouse Protection Act.”
As our personal response to intellectual property rights: we present Steamboat Willie (complete with tobacco chewing and animal abusing) without the express written permission of Disney. Watch Steamboat Willie and enjoy!