I just heard that EFF has won its case representing the Jibjab guys. EFF contended that Woodie Gunthrie didn't renew copyright on "This Land is Your Land" back in the day when copyright terms had to be renewed. Documents were filed with courts and letters were written, but now, apparently, according to the copyright rumor mill, EFF and Jibjab have "settled," whatever that means. Apparently they got "everything they wanted" because it turns out nobody ever renewed the copyright on the song.
Hopefully EFF will let us know soon for sure. But congratulations on the win for EFF and the commons!
Updated 8/23/04Posted by Mary Hodder at August 20, 2004 02:55 PM | TrackBack