Souvenir by Philip K. Dick is PUBLIC DOMAIN

January 2, 2014
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Souvenir, a short story by Philip K. Dick, is PUBLIC DOMAIN.

This was not previously known due to a fraudulent attempt to renew the copyright after it had expired.

Souvenir was first published in Fantastic Universe, October 1954.

Here is the table of contents for that magazine. It shows its presence in that issue:

Fantastic Universe, October 1954 table of contents (includes Souvenir by Philip K. Dick

The fraudulent attempt at renewal (evidence HERE) attests that Souvenir was first published in Fantastic Universe, October 1955. It was demonstrably not. Here is the table of contents for that issue:

Fantastic Universe, October 1955 table of contents

In order to be protected by copyright Souvenir would have had to have been properly renewed in its 28th year. It was not.

Souvenir by Philip K. Dick is PUBLIC DOMAIN.

Here is a |PDF| of Souvenir by Philip K. Dick.

Posted by Jesse Willis

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