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Date:November 11th, 2007 03:18 pm (UTC)
Everything that wasn't American made and wasn't published in America within 30 days was returned to copyright by the URAA. (The Copyright Office's circular on this) Maybe these were rushed to the US to get a US copyright back when they were first made... or maybe whoever owns the copyright hasn't noticed or cared that they being reprinted.
Date:November 16th, 2007 06:51 am (UTC)

Re: Newals

Basically, under GATT (URAA), starting in 1992 (not sure what the exact calendar date was??), anything that was still under copyright in its home country and had fallen out of copyright in the USA, was back under copyright in the USA. ( Notable example: The Ghoul starring Boris Karloff.)

I believe the exception to this would be a film that was released in the USA under a USA copyright notice and was a substantially different work. Mainly, this applies to stuff that had English dubbing applied. It's so different from the original work (entire soundtrack replaced) that it qualified as a substantively different, derivative work, under US copyright. And if that copyright registration was never renewed (film released prior to 1964), or never registered in the first place, or no notice placed on the film (prior to 1976) or had a faulty notice (prior to 1992), then the American dubbed version is considered to be PD.
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