Popeye – New Year Gift to All

Best news on the entertainment front 🙂 

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From January 1, the iconic sailor falls into the public domain in Britain under an EU law that restricts the rights of authors to 70 years after their death. Elzie Segar, the Illinois artist who created Popeye, his love interest Olive Oyl and nemesis Bluto, died in 1938.

The Popeye industry stretches from books, toys and action figures to computer games, a fast-food chain and the inevitable canned spinach.

The copyright expiry means that, from Thursday, anyone can print and sell Popeye posters, T-shirts and even create new comic strips, without the need for authorisation or to make royalty payments. 

Full article is from: http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/tv_and_radio/kids_tv/article5415854.ece

Anyone wants to write their own books featuring the famous sailor? 🙂 Go for it….

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2 thoughts on “Popeye – New Year Gift to All

  1. Interesting.

    While I doubt that Popeye would be in the next League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, I think he would fit nicely in Bill Willingham’s Fables.

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