Re: Newspaper Copyright 1923-1963
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Posted by M Arthur Auslander on October 21, 2001 at 22:58:20:
In Reply to: Newspaper Copyright 1923-1963 posted by Cyndie on October 20, 2001 at 03:33:15:
: It is my understanding that works published between 1923-1963 with notice are protected for 28 years + 67 years if renewed. Does "with notice" mean that the copyright symbol much appear on the work including a newspaper? If so, would newspapers dated those years without a copyright symbol printed on the paper now be in the public domain? How can a person find out if a newspaper renewed their copyright for the additional 67 years? Thanks for any help/guidance. Cyndie
A complete answer would take a lot of explanation. A search of the the records of the copyrigh office would answer much of your question.
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