Re: Peter Pan
I'm not sure I understand your reason for posting this. Is it to make me feel like a monster who steals charity funds from Great Ormond Street Hospital or are you trying to make me feel like an ass because ShutterBox still hasn't found a new publisher after Tokyopop cancelled it? Either way, that's pretty sleazy and despicable of you, so it's probably best that you posted this anon.
I'm aware of the rights to Pan -- and from what you posted, more aware than you. Are you aware that SLG wants to offer a percentage to Ormond, despite the fact that they don't have to? Are you aware that I want them to too? Obviously not, because you didn't ask, you decided to wag your finger at me instead.
In America, Canada, most of Europe, and Australia, copyright ends 70 years after the death of the author. At the end of that period, a work falls into public domain. There is no such thing as perpetuity in copyright. It's due to works falling into public domain that culture advances. It's why you can listen to Motzart without paying his descendants. It's why a existentialist play like Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead can be written about two Hamlet characters nearly 500 years after Shakespeare's death.
I'm writing this story because I want to make a comment about a character and a world that I love -- a character and a world that was created by a man whose mind I adore.
If that enrages you so terribly then there's nothing I can do for you.