The Last Of The Masters by Philip K. Dick is PUBLIC DOMAIN

December 22, 2013
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The Last Of The Masters by Philip K. Dick is PUBLIC DOMAIN.

Orbit Science Fiction No. 5 - Includes The Last Of The Masters by Philip K. Dick

Here is the relevant passage from the Wikipedia entry:

After the author’s death, a nonexistent story with the same title was included under the new renewal registration number RE0000190631. This created the appearance that “The Last Of The Masters” was still under copyright protection.

I have a scan of that false renewal. It is HERE.

The Last Of The Masters was not published in Imaginative Tales, November 1955 (see for yourself HERE).

The Last Of The Masters was first published in Orbit Science Fiction No. 5. And that issue of that magazine was published and copyrighted in 1954:

ORBIT Science Fiction No. 5 - Table of contents (includes The Last Of The Masters by Philip K. Dick)

As the copyright for The Last Of The Masters was not properly renewed in its 28th year The Last Of The Masters by Philip K. Dick is PUBLIC DOMAIN.

Here is a |PDF| of The Last Of The Masters.

Posted by Jesse Willis

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