Metropolis 13 Dye

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rubberneck
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Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:34 pm

Arrived today and it is halftones but still pretty nice. I'm glad its a screen print even if it appears a little gritty up real close.

Pics when I get a chance...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=515-EfhXne0


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Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:29 pm

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Metropolis Dye Maria.JPG
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=515-EfhXne0


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Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:08 am

Old thread but I'll comment on some of the copyright issues raised here.

Virtually all older (pre-1960) United States posters (and all other promotional materials) have fallen into the public domain and it is perfectly legal to reprint and sell the reprints because they were never properly copyrighted or because their 28 year copyright expired prior to 1978 and was never renewed. For example, all 1939 Gone With The Wind posters are in the public domain, as Warner Bros. conceded in a recent case, which is explained here:

http://copyrightem.com/public-domain-mo ... bros-avela

This particular Metropolis poster was designed by Heinz Schulz-Neudamm in 1927 for the German film company UFA, presumably on a work-for-hire basis, so UFA owned any potential copyright. I'm certainly not an expert on German copyright law and how the German law would interact with the US law at the time, but presumably it is in the public domain as well.

However,the Metropolis film itself fell into the public domain but then the copyright was recovered based on this Supreme Court case:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golan_v._Holder
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