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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2 Responses to Asked & Answered: The Wizard of Oz and the public domain.

  1. 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 Pete!

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