Talk:Copyright Term Extension Act

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Image and "Mickey Mouse curve"[edit]

This article has long been illustrated with this image, which illustrates the the historical increased terms of copyright. Yesterday, Piotrus (talk · contribs) replaced it with this one, with a superimposed "Mickey Mouse curve" to illustrate the historical closeness to expiration of the Mickey Mouse character, calling it a "new better image". I reverted; the first image better illustrates the subject of the article, which is the CTEA, not specifically the duration of Mickey Mouse protection. There's no real context for the image suggested by Piotrus, and it violates WP:UNDUE by elevating the Mickey Mouse issue to the central illustration of the article.

Piotrus has reinstated his image. I am now reverting per WP:BRD, and invite Piotrus to obtain a consensus for the change here on the talk page. TJRC (talk) 17:20, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Even the lead notes the alternative name. I think it is reasonable to have an image that explains this. I think it is hardly undue, just like mentioning the name "Mickey Mouse Protection Act" isn't. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 13:53, 31 January 2014 (UTC)
I was kind of hoping to hear some other voices besides yours and mine. Anyone?
The article is not about the "Mickey Mouse Curve." An illustration that shows the "Mickey Mouse Curve" does not illustrate the subject. Yes, the statute has been derisively called "The Mickey Mouse Protection Act" and variants thereof. For what it's worth, I don't think that makes it lede-worthy, although it obviously belongs in the article itself, so that fact that the reference to the phrase "Mickey Mouse Protection Act" is in the lede is not very persuasive. But in any event, the proposed replacement graphic does not illustrate that. And it's too POV to serve as the article illustration. (For the record, the POV that the illustration pushes happens to coincide with my own; I opposed the Act when it was proposed, and still think it's a lousy law; but the fact that I share the POV in no way means that I support having it pushed in the article.) TJRC (talk) 01:34, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

Archiving[edit]

This page has 20+ discussions going back 12 years. Does anyone object to setting up auto-archiving; say with a 1-year period, minimum 4 discussions retained? TJRC (talk) 00:41, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

There being no objections, I'm turning on archiving. TJRC (talk) 02:08, 12 February 2014 (UTC)