hutcheson - 1:53 am on Feb 13, 2010 (gmt 0)
>It's as simple that if there is no continuance of legal copyright filed, there is no legal copyright after it's initial expiration date.
That was very simple, back when that WAS the law in the U.S. But the law has changed. Under current Berne Convention treaties, there are no ORIGINAL legal copyrights required to be filed, anywhere. There is no such thing as a copyright renewal. Copyright expires X years after all the authors are dead (where X varies by country, but is usually between 50 and 120).
The problem this causes should be obvious.