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“I yam what I yam” including copyright-free: Popeye the Sailor enters the public domain

On January 1, Popeye the Sailor man becomes copyright-free and enters the public domain in the European Union. Creator, Elize Segar died in 1938 which means the timeframe specified in EU law of author’s rights for the duration of the author’s life + 70 years is up at the end of the year and the […]

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Australia’s Literary Culture

I was surprised to learn that in Australia, if a book doesn’t become available within 30 days of publication overseas, a bookseller can ignore territorial copyright and parallel import it.  Such a rule provides incentive to publishers to make foreign books quickly available in Australia and gives a flexibility to booksellers that other countries don’t […]

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