Strange Eden by Philip K. Dick is PUBLIC DOMAIN

June 25, 2012
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Strange Eden by Philip K. Dick

Strange Eden by Philip K. Dick is PUBLIC DOMAIN.

Its copyright was not renewed within the specified period. This was not generally known previously due to a falsification of the original publication on a 1983 copyright office renewal form (RE190631). The story was first published in the December 1954 issue of Imagination. But the copyright renewal form suggests it was published in the December 1955 issue of Imagination.

It was not.

Here is the evidence:

The table of contents for Imagination, December 1954 (as you can see it includes Strange Eden by Philip K. Dick):
Imagination, December 1954 - table of contents (includes Strange Eden by Philip K. Dick)

Here is a scanned photocopy of the renewal form:
RE190631 - renewal form including Strange Eden

Here is the table of contents for Imagination, December 1955 – the issue that the renewal form states that Strange Eden was published in. Note that it does not contain Strange Eden:
Imagination, December 1955 - table of contents

Strange Eden by Philip K. Dick is PUBLIC DOMAIN.

I’ve made a |PDF| from it’s publication in Imagination, December 1954.

Posted by Jesse Willis

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