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Re: [dvd-discuss] Inspiration or infringement

On Thu, Dec 27, 2001 at 08:10:43PM -0600, Timothy Phillips wrote:
> Now that renewal is automatic, even that source of public domain
> works has been slammed shut.  The public domain is utterly
> frozen until January 1st 2003, when the right-of-first-publication
> in some never-published works will expire.  The public domain
> in published works is frozen, as well we know, until 2019.

could you elaborate on how you get to these specific dates?

and, as I assume, they are US-specific?

pub  1024D/D88D35A6 2001-11-14 Tom Vogt <tom@lemuria.org>
     Key fingerprint = 276B B7BB E4D8 FCCE DB8F  F965 310B 811A D88D 35A6