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Copyright on ‘America’ expires

Initially a work of fiction, America has often been used as a metaphor for a country in decline, riddled with self-doubt and zombies– a bit like a Brexit Britain. The existence of an ‘actual’ America is contentious, as cartographers say that there needs to be something south of Canada, to stop the Mexicans invading Toronto.  Some academics claim the first reference to America was in the Paris Climate Agreement – but nobody can find that now.

The original copyright was established in 1492, by Christopher Columbus (the guy who directed ‘Home Alone’). Meanwhile Native Americans have said they came up with the concept first – but no one cares what they think.

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