How To Tell If A Magazine Is In The Public Domain

Determining the copyright status of a magazine isn’t too much different from the procedures used to determine the copyright status of public domain books.

But there is a major difference that you need to be aware of…

First off, any magazine published in the U.S. before 1923 is in the Public Domain (just like books).

Any magazine published in the U.S. between 1923 and 1963 could be in the public domain if it’s copyright protection was NOT renewed 28 years after publication (again just like books).


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