Christopher Columbus`s Italian Heritage Becomes Problematic For USA

Big Italy. -We want it back. Yes, we're doing the indigenous people thing. Little Italy was not a joke, says Italy's foreign ownership minister.

Spain, who sent the Italian explorer, didn't realize if they wanted to claim it, they had to do it themselves.

-They didn't pay attention to copyright details and now it comes back to hunt them.

-Everything Columbus discovered is by law Italian when the copyright laws are extended.

-Japan, India and China all fall back into Italian hands. Columbus was the first to copyright India and China, so even though he never found it, he still has legal ownership of it. It's like every time the Elvis catalog is up for extension, we're working on it.

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