April 27, 2011 10:59:00pm
Re: Found on Community
While no copyrights have expired on U.S. films released after 1963, those lacking a valid notice between 1963 and 1989 can fall into the public domain. However, all these films seem to have valid notices.
The Man behind the gun. By Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc.
Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000050819 / 1980-01-30
Renewal registration for: LP0000002201 / 1952-12-28
Title: The Man behind the gun. By Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: Warner Brothers, Inc. (PWH)
Variant title: The Man behind the gun
Names: Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc.
Warner Brothers, Inc.
Earth vs the Flying Saucers was made in B&W AND had its copyright renewed, so any colorized version is DOUBLY copyrighted.
Murder in Harlem probably wasn’t renewed. Moongleam didn’t list it as such, and few (if any) of the “Negro Theatre” films were.