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Offline aussie500

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List of publishers who are mainly PD
« on: March 28, 2010, 05:38:17 AM »
* Do NOT UPLOAD any Comics PRINTED AFTER DEC. 1959 or Modern REPRINTS of GA comics
If you don't see your comic on the list bellow check the other topic for those NOT allowed HERE and if you still don't see it..

You can check for PD status yourself by following this tutorial.  CLICK HERE.

We are currently looking for comics by the publishers:

* Ace
* American Comic Group/ACG
* Ajax-Farrell
* Avon Comics/Realistic
* Better/Nedor/Standard/Pines Publications
* Biro Publishing/Lev Gleason/Comic House
* Centaur Publishing
* Charlton Comics (some titles are not PD, check the section for details)
* Columbia Comics
* Comic Media
* Comics Magazine Company Inc
* Croydon Publishing/Rural Home/Enwil Associates/REWL Publications
* D.S. Publishing/D.X. Publishing/P.L. Publishing (Canada)/FAST FICTION/U.S. Publishing
* Fawcett Comics
* Fox Feature Syndicate
* Fiction House
* Golfing Inc.
* Gilbertson Publications/Elliot
* Harry "A" Chesler/Dynamic/Home Guide Publications/Magazine Press
* Harvey Comics (but no Richie Rich, etc.)
* Hillman Periodicals
* Holyoke Publishing Company/Et-Es-Go Mags/Continental Magazines/HELNIT Publishing Co/TEM Publishing
* Key Publications/Timor Publications/Gillmor Magazines/Stanley P. Morse/Aragon Magazines/Medal Comics/Stanmor Publications
* Magazine Enterprises (M.E.)
* MLJ
* Novelty Publications
* Parents Magazine Institute
* Prize Publications/Crestwood Publications/Feature Publications/Headline
* Quality Comics
* Spark Publications
* St. John Publishing
* Stanhall Publications
* Star Publications/Accepted Publications
* Sterling Comics
* Story/Merit/Master
* Superior Comics (Canadian)
* Timor Publishing Company
* Toby Press/Minoan
* Trojan Magazines
* Youthful Magazines
* Ziff-Davis

Check the site - if you see the publisher/title there it's likely safe to upload more from that title - but note the cut-off date is nothing after Dec, 1959.  Some specific titles are empty and say they are NOT public domain.  Do NOT upload them Please!

If you'd like to read a bit more on the subject of Copyrights and GA publishers try this link - Cash Goreman's site.

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List of publishers who are mainly PD
« on: March 28, 2010, 05:38:17 AM »

Offline DanieleTomasi

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Re: List of publishers who are mainly PD
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2010, 05:23:53 PM »
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Check the site - if you see the publisher/title there it's likely safe to upload more from that title - but note the cut-off date is nothing after Dec, 1959.  Some specific titles are empty and say they are NOT public domain.  Do NOT upload them Please!
If you'd like to read a bit more on the subject of Copyrights and GA publishers try this link - Cash Goreman's site.

Forgive me, but I cannot understand why 1959 and not 1963 (like http://www.copyright.cornell.edu/resources/publicdomain.cfm says: "Date of Publication: 1923 through 1963 - Conditions: Published with notice but copyright was not renewed - Copyright Term: None. In the public domain due to copyright expiration").

I've read the interesting Cash Goreman's site, and is interesting even because he says that characters whose stories we can upload here (like the Nedor heroes) are not in PD while others (Dell's) seem to be PD.

About Dell, I've found in this Wikipedia page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oskar_Lebeck this statement: "One interesting sidelight is that in many cases Lebeck held the copyright of the non-licensed titles Dell published in that era, an unusual practice in the comic book industry. When asked about this Noonan stated, "I'd imagine that it was some understanding they had -- Oskar was responsible for bringing up the sales of their comic book division, and I think this might have been part of his reward; he held these copyrights. And if there was any re-use of the material, he'd receive royalties." ". Then says that: "Lebeck left Western in 1949". What can this mean? That all copyrights of non-licensed creations  after 1949 weren't his?
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Daniele Tomasi