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This page will cover the copyright-related details of Disney-related media (Registration titles, dates, and numbers; renewal dates and numbers, etc.). Currently, creative works that had been copyrighted before January 1, 1925 are in the public domain.

Copyright renewal details

Any tangible creative work (book, film, etc.) registered before January 1, 1964[1] had to have its copyright renewed in order for it to still be valid. Works registered between January 1, 1964 and December 31, 1977 were automatically renewed on June 26, 1992, and works registered on January 1, 1978 and onwards do not require renewal.

Alice Comedies

The copyright for Alice in Slumberland was assigned to Pathe while the rest listed here were assigned to R-C Pictures. All of the Alice Comedies cartoons are in the public domain since none of the cartoons listed here were renewed and none of the previous cartoons had copyright registrations.

# Title Reg. title Reg. date Reg. #
0 Alice's Wonderland Alice in Slumberland September 29, 1926 M3592
31 Alice Charms the Fish Alice charms the fish June 28, 1926 L28845
32 Alice's Monkey Business Alice's monkey business September 18, 1926 L23198
33 Alice in the Wooly West Alice in the wooly west October 4, 1926 L23197
34 Alice the Fire Fighter Alice, the fire fighter October 18, 1926 L23310
35 Alice Cuts the Ice Alice cuts the ice November 1, 1926 L23308
36 Alice Helps the Romance Alice helps the romance November 15, 1926 L23512
37 Alice's Spanish Guitar Alice's Spanish guitar November 29, 1926 L23614
38 Alice's Brown Derby Alice's brown derby December 13, 1926 L23655
39 Alice the Lumberjack Alice the lumber jack December 27, 1926 L23616
40 Alice the Golf Bug Alice the golf bug January 10, 1927 L23592
41 Alice Foils the Pirates Alice foils the pirates January 24, 1927 L23877
42 Alice at the Carnival Alice at the carnival February 7, 1927 L23901
43 Alice at the Rodeo Alice's rodeo February 21, 1927 L23873
44 Alice the Collegiate Alice the collegiate March 7, 1927 L23881
45 Alice in the Alps Alice in the Alps March 21, 1927 L24213
46 Alice's Auto Race Alice's auto race April 4, 1927 L24363
47 Alice's Circus Daze Alice's circus daze April 18, 1927 L24214
48 Alice's Knaughty Knight Alice's knaughty knight May 2, 1927 L24419
49 Alice's Three Bad Eggs Alice's three bad eggs May 16, 1927 L24555
50 Alice's Picnic Alice's picnic May 30, 1927 L24580
51 Alice's Channel Swim Alice's channel swim June 13, 1927 L24394
52 Alice in the Klondike Alice in the Klondike June 27, 1927 L24239
53 Alice's Medicine Show Alice's medicine show July 11, 1927 L24395
54 Alice the Whaler Alice the whaler July 25, 1927 L24383
55 Alice the Beach Nut Alice the beach nut August 8, 1927 L24590
56 Alice in the Big League Alice in the big league August 22, 1927 L24553

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

Universal Pictures was responsible for maintaining the copyrights to the Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoons during their renewal periods.

# Title Reg. title Reg. date Reg. # Ren. date Ren. #
1 Trolley Troubles Trolley Troubles June 9, 1927 L24088 Expired N/A
2 Oh Teacher Oh Teacher July 20, 1927 L24227 Expired N/A
3 The Mechanical Cow Mechanical (The) Cow September 10, 1927 M4314 Expired N/A
4 Great Guns Great Guns September 15, 1927 M4316 Expired N/A
5 All Wet All Wet September 10, 1927 M4315 April 19, 1955[2] R149116
6 The Ocean Hop Ocean (The) Hop September 8, 1927 L24391 Expired N/A
7 The Banker's Daughter Banker's (The) Daughter September 15, 1927 M4313 Expired N/A
8 Empty Socks Empty Socks November 23, 1927 L24696 Expired N/A
9 Rickety Gin Rickety Gin October 19, 1927 L24531 Expired N/A
10 Harem Scarem Harem Scarem December 20, 1927 L24785 December 5, 1955[3] R160608
11 Neck 'n' Neck Neck 'n' Neck December 28, 1927 L24811 December 5, 1955[4] R160612
12 The Ol' Swimmin' Hole Ol' (The) Swimmin' Hole January 17, 1928 L24888 Expired N/A
13 Africa Before Dark Africa Before Dark February 3, 1928 L24972 December 27, 1955[5] R161428
14 Rival Romeos Rival Romeos February 16, 1928 L24996 January 24, 1956[6] R163752
15 Bright Lights Bright Lights March 1, 1928 L25033 January 24, 1956[5] R163755
16 Sagebrush Sadie Sagebrush Sadie March 14, 1928 L25069 January 24, 1956[6] R163757
17 Ride 'Em Plowboy Ride 'Em Plowboy March 29, 1928 L25105 January 24, 1956[6] R163760
18 Ozzie of the Mounted Ozzie of the Mounted March 29, 1928 L25106 January 24, 1956[7] R163761
19 Hungry Hobos Hungry hoboes March 30, 1928 L25129 January 24, 1956[8] R163766
20 Oh What a Knight Oh, What a Knight March 30, 1928 L25128 January 24, 1956[9] R163765
21 Poor Papa Poor Papa May 22, 1928 L25296 April 25, 1956[6] R169190
22 The Fox Chase Fox (The) Chase June 6, 1928 L25345 April 25, 1956[10] R169200
23 Tall Timber Tall Timber June 20, 1928 L25408 April 25, 1956[11] R169228
24 Sleigh Bells Sleigh Bells July 3, 1928 L25444 June 18, 1956[12] R173090
25 High Up High Up July 23, 1928 L25481 June 18, 1956[13] R173096
26 Hot Dogs Hot Dogs August 3, 1928 L25513 June 18, 1956[13] R173102
27 The Sky Scrapper Sky (The) Scrapper April 25, 1928 L25192 January 24, 1956[11] R163772

References

  1. A Brief Illustrated Chronicle of Retroactive Copyright Term Extension (p. 5)
  2. Copyright Renewals (Jan-Jun 1955 pt2, A-B)
  3. Motion Picture Copyright Renewals (Jul-Dec 1955 pt1, G-I)
  4. Motion Picture Copyright Renewals (Jul-Dec 1955 pt1, L-O)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Motion Picture Copyright Renewals (Jul-Dec 1955 pt1, A-B)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Motion Picture Copyright Renewals (Jan-Jun 1956 pt1, P-S)
  7. Motion Picture Copyright Renewals (Jan-Jun 1956 pt1, O-P)
  8. Motion Picture Copyright Renewals (Jan-Jun 1956 pt1, H-L)
  9. Motion Picture Copyright Renewals (Jan-Jun 1956 pt1, M-O)
  10. Motion Picture Copyright Renewals (Jan-Jun 1956 pt1, F-H)
  11. 11.0 11.1 Motion Picture Copyright Renewals (Jan-Jun 1956 pt1, S-T)
  12. Motion Picture Copyright Renewals (Jan-Jun 1956 pt2, S)
  13. 13.0 13.1 Motion Picture Copyright Renewals (Jan-Jun 1956 pt2, H-J)
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