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neolithic_kid at 6:07PM, May 14, 2006
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is it allowed on this webcomic hosting website to continue a syndicated comic that has retired? (Calvin and Hobbes for example)
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SpANG at 6:21PM, May 14, 2006
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sure. all you need is written permission from the owner of the work (Bill Watterson in this case). Good luck with that.

Otherwise, NO. :wink:

Just because a comic has “retired” does not mean it's a free entity. Copyright protection last the owner's life plus 25 years I belive.

.: SpANG! :.
“To a rational mind, nothing is inexplicable. Only unexplained.”
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victor_von at 11:01AM, May 28, 2006
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joined: 5-26-2006
Actually, thanks for Sonny Bono's widow (yes, even the best democracy has problems…) copyright was extended to life +70 years.

What else could she do? Mickey Mouse was entering the public domain, the poor dear.
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skoolmunkee at 4:59PM, May 28, 2006
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I can't really see any valid complaints about a person's copyright being extended further beyond their death than it was before. If a person creates something they should have some security that it will continue to be under the control of people they trust.
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