Corporate Power/Consolidation

Disney's rights to young Mickey Mouse may be wrong

Summary:

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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Betting on David Black

Potential Blethen newspaper buyers optimistic about news

by Dieter Bradbury, Blethen Maine Newspapers

The investment group that hopes to buy the Blethen Maine Newspapers includes partners with experience in newspapers and new media, as well as close family, business and political ties in Bangor.

Robert Baldacci, one of four key partners in Maine Media Investments, said Thursday the group is eager to invest in Maine newspapers and optimistic that the Blethen properties, including the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, have a healthy future.

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