[posted] !!!Copyright issue: Re: Posted (#18346, McGuire and Piper) !

John Mark Ockerbloom ockerblo at pobox.upenn.edu
Tue Mar 18 08:28:43 PDT 2014

There's a note on this file saying

"This etext was produced from Astounding Science Fiction, February and
March, 1953. Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the
copyright on this publication was renewed."

Copyrights were renewed for the February and March 1953 issues of Astounding
in 1981.  The February renewal is RE0000080694, the March renewal is
RE0000080684.  Both can be found in the Copyright Office database at


by doing a title search on "Astounding science fiction".  When sorted
by date in ascending order, they're currently hits 49 and 50.

Assuming that the renewal of a magazine issue covers the contents first
published in it (absent a separate renewal for the individual item), it looks
to me like this work is still under copyright.  Does Gutenberg have evidence


On 05/08/2006 07:53 AM, David Widger wrote:
> Null-ABC, by Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire                    18346
>    [Illustrator: van  Dongen]
>    [Link: http://www.gutenberg.org/1/8/3/4/18346 ]
>    [Files: 18346.txt; 18346-8.txt; 18346-h.htm]

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