Asked & Answered: The Wizard of Oz and the public domain.
An anonymous viewer asks whether the producers of “Oz: The Great and Powerful”, scheduled for release in 2012 needed to make an arrangement with the copyright holders for “The Wizard of Oz”, or whether a loosely based “homage” can be done without copyright clearance
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My friend Peter Xifo pointed out an error in my statement. It was MGM, not Warner Bros. that produced The Wizard of Oz. My bad. Don’t know what I was thinking.
Thanks Mr. Firemark. Great question and, as always, a clear and concise answer.