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I have a box of magazines which date between 85 to 110 years old. Great material. How old does a story need to be to move into public domain. I'm not sure how to even find who owns the copywrite if it still applies-many of the publishers are gone. Any ideas?

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it will depend in what countries the stories were published.
For the U.S., generally, anything published before 1923 is now in the public domain.
Stanford University has a helpful web site at:
Thanks for the great site. I appreciate you sharing it with all of us.


Thanks. What a great site. It is the clearest information about copywrite I've seen. RW




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