As a follow up to Blake's copyright episode, we look at the first volumes of RWBY and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen for ways the public domain can be used by creators to make original works. We also dig into some of the weird issues around the public domain and copyright, such as... Why a letter from 1755 is still not in the public domain, how a president's letters to his mistress are now fair game for smutty fiction, how an affidavit of a liar is a brilliant move, just how prevalent remixed public domain works are, and why the public should stand up to get the mouse out of the house. Editor's Note: We had some microphone problems in this episode, so this recording may sound rough. Sorry. I've tried to clean it up as best as I can. Just know that if this is your first episode they usually sound better than this. Thanks. Companion episode: Copywrong: the Twin Blakes The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society Eddie Izzard - "Hannibal on Skis" Vicious promo The Guardian - "Deadmau5 and Walt Disney settle mouse ears legal dispute" Art Law Journal - "How Mickey Mouse Keeps Changing Copyright Law" The Cut - "You’re Not Old Enough to Read This Steamy Erotica Written by an American President" Baron Von Munchausen's preface/affidavit Myths & Legends podcast: Thor episodes TV Tropes - "Captain Ersatz"