I recently had a debate with my 10 year old nephew on the pros and cons of IP entering the public domain, his take was surprisingly nuanced.
Regardless of how you feel, every year a list of works become public domain. As we roll through the 20’s we’ll see more and more movies on the list. This year we get Fritz Lang’s monumental sci-fi epicMetropolis. Other notables are works from Franz Kafka, Virginia Woolf, and Arthur Conan Doyle. More from Polygon:
Come Jan. 1, 2023, a host of characters and creative works will be freed from their legal shackles and available for anyone to use as they see fit. The Public Domain Review offers a good breakdown of how different countries and regions define public domain. In the United States this year, works created in 1927 will enter the public domain when the New Year hits.
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