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10-21-2007, 07:34 AM
Oct. 21, 1998 – President Bill Clinton signed the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998. The act extends the duration of U.S. copyrights by 20 years. Prior to this, copyrights lasted for the life of the author plus 50 years. The act allows copyrights to last the life of the author, plus 70 years in the case of individual works, or 75 to 95 years in the case of works of corporate authorship and works first published before January 1, 1978. As a result, many works including several characters owned by the Walt Disney Company will not become public domain for many years. (The act is named after the late Congressman Sonny Bono, who had favored this position as a songwriter and filmmaker even prior to his entry into politics.)
Oct. 21, 2000 – Epcot’s 5th Annual “International Food & Wine Festival” began at WDW. (Ran through Nov. 19th)
Oct. 21, 2001 – Disney Imagineer Tony Baxter appeared as a special guest at the Carolwood Pacific Historical Society at Walt’s Barn in Griffith Park, Ca. Tony Baxter played a key role in the design and creation of many Disney attractions and theme parks, including Big Thunder mountain Railroad and Splash Mountain.
Oct. 21, 2001 - Sea Base Alpha ride in The Living Seas Pavilions closed.
Oct. 21, 2003 – Disney’s “Brother Bear” soundtrack featuring music by Phil Collins and Tina Turner was released.
Oct. 21, 2003 – A 2-day celebration of Disney’s railroad legacy began at WDW. Members from the Carolwood Pacific Historical Society and the Broggie family of California rededicated the Roger E. Broggie Steam Engine No. 3.
Oct. 21, 2003 – Disney’s “George of the Jungle 2” was released on VHS and DVD.
Oct. 21, 2003 – The second track to Disney’s “Brother Bear” (featuring music by Phil Collins & Tina Turner) was released.
Oct. 21, 2005 – The “Raglan Road” Irish Pub & Restaurant opened in Downtown Disney at WDW.
Oct. 21, 2005 – The Disney/Touchstone Pictures film “Shopgirl” had its premiere in Los Angeles, New York, and Toronto. (General release was Oct. 28, 2005) (Originally released in Russia on Nov. 11, 2004)).

10-21-2007, 08:21 AM
Thanks Vince! :thumbsup:

10-21-2007, 09:00 AM
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10-21-2007, 09:43 AM
Thanks Vince! :thumbsup: :mickey:

10-21-2007, 09:53 AM
Thanks, Vince!!!! :thumbsup:

10-21-2007, 10:02 AM
Cool, thanks:thumbsup:

10-21-2007, 11:19 AM

10-21-2007, 12:03 PM
:mickey: Great info! :thumbsup:

10-21-2007, 07:40 PM
Thanks Vince. :D

Maleficent's Dad
10-21-2007, 07:58 PM
Thanks, Vince! :thumbsup:

10-21-2007, 09:58 PM
Thanks :mickey: