Ozy And Millie: Copyright extension

The original artwork for this comic is available for purchase.

Notes: White-out correction in panel 1.

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    • IIRC, when the laws were written, copyright lasted about half a century. It gave the author/artist/whatever plenty of time to make money on their creations while they lived, then released those creations into the public domain.

      But since the Disney company was unwilling to let go of Mickey Mouse after Walt’s death…

    • In France, it ended up being confirmed.
      Les Pieds-Nickel├ęs, a series of comics started in 1908 was declared in the public domain, after the grand-son of the original author tried to publish new comics of the same characters. The current holder of the copyright attacked him and partially lost; the original character and their names are public domain.
      Only, latter adventures and additions to the orginal serie, from the 1930 and 1950 are still protected.
      Of course that comic has nowhere near the importance of Mickey Mouse. But it’s a step in the right direction.
      Also here works published are in public domain for copy (but not modification or alteration) after 50 years.
      And despite the best efforts from national and international publishers, this law is still in effect, which mean that (at the year I post this) anything published in France before 1968 can be freely copied and even sold (as long as you don’t alter it, which mean republishing audio record with all pops and cracks from the record, and movies with all the dirt and scars from a 50 years old movie reel).
      Even in this state of things, it’s big money the escape the grasps of major publishers and they dislike it.

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