Thursday, November 17, 2011

What's wrong with this picture?

This is the cover of the Georgetown Law Journal, circa 1921. There's a little problem.Georgetown Law 1921 cover

(Hint: when was copyright acquired?) As a bonus, here's a blurry photo of my newest acquisition, a Gay Olympics T-shirt:
Gay Olympics T-shirt


  1. Umm. Oops! It's possible copyright was not acquired at all due to a defective notice, although I've never looked into how the 1909 Act treated errors in the year of first publication.

  2. Anonymous5:36 PM

    1921-should be PD, I think.

  3. Anonymous, Bruce is right--there's nothing wrong in itself with being published in 1921. The trouble is the problematic copyright notice with a completely wrong date, which might have prevented it from having copyright ever.