How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy (t3knomanser) wrote,
How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy


So Night of the Living Dead is in the public domain. Now, this breaks that 1932 rule of thumb (anything prior to 1932 is pubdom), and it's a profitable franchise, so they would have renewed the copyright- so why is it pubdom?

Originally, NoLD was called Night of the Flesh Eaters. They had a full title screen with the little © symbol and everything.

When they changed the title, they left off the ©- and by a quirk of copyright law prior to 1976, anything without the © was automatically pubdommed. Suffice to say, Romero was a bit red-faced over that one.

And a bit of warning- I'm probably going to be putting together some other images tonight, so be prepared for me to spam your friends pages again. What can I say; I'm feeling creative.

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