Metropolis is one of the most iconic films of all time. However, it's copyright history is unique in that it was public domain for 40 years but isn't now.
Copyright is an ever-changing landscape, here are five cases to watch if you're interested in public domain, pre-1972 sound recordings and more!
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Imagine being hit with a threat for your own photograph. Now, imagine you had dedicated that image to the public domain. That's what happened to one photog.
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A flash drive for The Sims spawns a copyright case that's overturned on appeal and Getty Images hits back at photographer that's suing them.
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Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood win Remind Me case, photographer responds to PETA's appeal in Monkey Selfie case and USCO proposes registration changes.
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