Could have been Public Domain on Jan. 1

Note: this post applies to readers in the U.S. only. Your country’s copyright laws may be much saner … for now …
Duke University points out that:
“prior to the 1976 Copyright Act (which became effective in 1978), the maximum copyright term was 56 years—an initial term of 28 years, renewable for another 28 years. Under those laws, works published in 1959 would enter the public domain on January 1, 2016”, works such as ….

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