Arts/Activism

Disney's rights to young Mickey Mouse may be wrong

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Film credits from the 1920s reveal imprecision in copyright claims that some experts say could invalidate Disney's long-held copyright.

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Report: web radio royalties may sink Pandora

Critical artist cleared of all charges in precedent-setting case

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Department of Justice Fails to Appeal Dismissal -
Kurtz Speaks about Four-Year Ordeal

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Billy Bragg on downloading and artists' rights

Artists sing out over net neutrality

Media Heroes trading cards honor media activists, journalists, teachers

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Reclaim the Media presents our latest and most fun media literacy tool: Media Heroes Trading Cards, recognizing the accomplishments of twenty-one praiseworthy journalists, media activists, and educators. The lovely and informative cards, available now for purchase online, are a fantastic teaching tool for students, or an exciting gift for friends, family or budding media activists. Media heroes being honored include historical figures such as legendary anti-lynching reporter Ida B. Wells and Newspaper Guild founder Heywood Broun; also recognized are contemporary media movers and shakers, including Bill Moyers, Paper Tiger TV co-founder DeeDee Halleck, Puerto Rican community activist Richie Pérez and others. Read more, browse our complete list of heroes, and tell us about your own media heroes!

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The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey