Recently, the news that the copyright protection period of Mickey Mouse is approaching has caused heated discussions on the Internet.

Under U.S. copyright law, the Mickey Mouse image is copyrighted for 95 years and will automatically enter the public domain at the end of 2023.

At that time, anyone will have the right to use the image of Mickey Mouse to produce merchandise or create creations without having to pay Disney royalties.

So, after 2024, will Mickey Mouse still be the Mickey Mouse we are familiar with?

Responsible editor: [Luo Pan]