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Starship Troopers in the Public Domain 
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Post Starship Troopers in the Public Domain
So if it weren't for the numerous extensions to copyright law since its publication, Starship Troopers would enter the public domain today.


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Post Re: Starship Troopers in the Public Domain
Illuminating! Thanks for the link, BillMullins.

I'd forgotten that A Canticle for Liebowitz was also copyrighted 1959.

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Post Re: Starship Troopers in the Public Domain
BillMullins wrote:
...numerous extensions to copyright law...

We have Mickey Mouse to thank for that, of course. Not to mention thousands of orphaned works that languish under copyright even though the copyright holders are dead or cannot be found. Ironically, Mickey Mouse's precursor, Steamboat Willie, was itself derivative of a Buster Keaton movie, Steamboat Bill. If Disney's draconian copyright extensions had been in effect in 1928, Steamboat Willie would never have seen the light of day.

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