Popeye’s copyright to expire in January

popeye1 1213397f Popeyes copyright to expire in January

Britain’s Telegraph reported this week that Popeye the Sailor, the beloved comics strip and cartoon character created by American cartoonist Elzie Segar, will become public domain in the European Union beginning January 1, 2009. E.U. law protects copyright for 70 years after an author’s death, and Segar passed away in 1938. — Comic Book Resources > CBR News: Popeye To Be Public Domain in Europe

Fucking WIN!  maybe after popeye becomes cool again, the big companies will realize that copyright is just a hindrance to creativity?

riiight.

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