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Started by Oldiesmann, August 24, 2017, 11:13:55 pm
Quote from: irishmoxie on August 25, 2017, 02:37:06 pmExcited for a new sugar plum story and I love the Christmas digests. Boo on the Americana. We want the 60s reprinted! Why is ACP ignoring this??
Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on August 25, 2017, 03:04:19 pmQuote from: irishmoxie on August 25, 2017, 02:37:06 pmExcited for a new sugar plum story and I love the Christmas digests. Boo on the Americana. We want the 60s reprinted! Why is ACP ignoring this??Because they're idiots? Or maybe like Gollum hoarding his "precious".Yeah. I already bought them when they were trade paperbacks (well, the three volumes I could find out of four), and then again when IDW reprinted them as combined hardcovers. I don't buy the Dark Horse Archie Archives, but I'm pretty sure they reprinted all the 1940s Archie stories from PEP, LAUGH, and JACKPOT, as well as from ARCHIE, too. I only bought the Jughead Archives from DH. Give it a rest with the 1940s and early 1950s already. At this rate it will be the 2030s by the time they get around to reprinting the 1960s!But the reality is the stories are reprints of reprints of reprints of reprints (of public domain stories).
Quote from: irishmoxie on August 25, 2017, 08:50:27 pmThe 1940s stories are in the public domain?
Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on August 26, 2017, 12:14:02 amQuote from: irishmoxie on August 25, 2017, 08:50:27 pmThe 1940s stories are in the public domain?Copyrights on the 1940s MLJ comics were not renewed at the appropriate times, because when the renewals were due, nobody at the time imagined that there would be any future use for those stories. This is true of a lot of the Golden Age comics. Some characters which are still owned by DC Comics, like the characters formerly published by Fawcett Comics and Quality Comics in the 1940s. Comics published in the 1940s by Fawcett, Quality, and MLJ can be found on public domain comics websites. While the copyrights to those original stories expired when they were not renewed, trademark law is different. Some of the public domain comics have been removed from those sites by request of the respective trademark holders, because lawyers will always find something to contest, and even if some of the people hosting these sites are technically well within their legal rights, they don't want or need (and can't afford) to contend with some legal harassment.
Quote from: irishmoxie on August 26, 2017, 01:41:01 pmWhen will the 1950s and 60s stories be in public domain? Then ACP can start publishing them cheaply.