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Subj: Re: French company Glénat is able to print Conan comics because Conan is considered public domain in Europe?
Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 at 06:31:20 am CDT (Viewed 575 times)
Reply Subj: Re: French company Glénat is able to print Conan comics because Conan is considered public domain in Europe?
Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 at 01:34:06 pm CDT (Viewed 585 times)

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Is this like the works of HG Wells? In the US they've been in the public domain since about the 1930s (at least his early stuff from the 1890s: Time Machine, Invisible Man, War of the Worlds, Island of Dr. Moreau) while in his native UK they were under copyright until 2017 (death + 70 years).


Except REH was a Yank, so the UK only granted protection as long as the US did. And the early stories have been public domain in the US for decades.

These stories were bound by the 1909 Copyright Act, which required explicit statement in the work establishing copyright, and later required the owner to file for renewal. This wasn't done.




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