This news is undoubtedly going to have people screaming “DO NOT WANT” for some time, but let me really piddle in your corn flakes: you know all those Star Wars parodies? All those great ones? You know how they’re all over the place, largely because George Lucas has the laudable quality of being generally tolerant of people playing in his sandbox?
You notice how that doesn’t happen so much with Disney products?
Yeah. There’s a reason for that.
PS: Also: hey, how long can Disney keep its intellectual property out of the public domain? That’s right, kids: forever! Or they’ll die trying. Amazing what you can accomplish when you have the resources to buy a couple of Senators and a bunch of Congressmen…