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What restrictions are there on cartoon useage that was printed

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What restrictions are there on cartoon useage that was printed in the 1930's?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Alex J. replied 2 years ago.
Alex J. :

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A cartoon is a drawing which is protected by copyright.

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The length of copyright protection is the life of the author plus 70 years.

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What you need to find out is a) if the author is still alive b) if not when he died and c) whether he has any surviving family,

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If the copyright has expired then you should be free to use it.

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What do you intend to use it for? What does the cartoon depict?

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