Copyright law is a perpetual revolving door dedicated to making sure Disney owns the copyrights to well, I was going to say Mickey Mouse, but screw it. Copyright law exists nowadays so that Disney can own everything.
Except, a healthy public domain is a good and useful thing for our culture. Hell, most of my work relies at least at some level on the public domain, whether itís my Stardust or Big Red McLane comics, or my zombie short stories (thanks George Romero, for forgetting the copyright notice in Night of the Living Dead) or even older things, like mythology and the bible.
And unlike most other artists Iíll put my money where my mouth is. I already license everything on this website under a Creative Commons license, but I want to do more than that. And I think itís insane that copyright extends for the life of the author plus like a hundred years.
So Iím releasing all my work into the pubic domain fourteen years after first publication. The reason for this? A while back a researcher crunched some numbers and decided fourteen years is the optimal copyright term. Who am I to argue with logic, as opposed to YER NOT TRYINí TA STEAL MY MICKEY MOUSE IS YEH? ALSO, I BOUGHT OUT THE RIGHTS TO YER MA!
Based on ancient Christmas mythology. Santa Corps will enter the public domain December 1, 2027
Original story. The Origin of Recipes will enter the public domain April 21st, 2027.
Original story. Captain Tacolicious and the Temple of Food will enter the public domain May 23rd, 2024.
Based on the breadth of western mythological history. Perdition Lost will enter the public domain November 21, 2025.
Cover photo credits: benchfrooser, Willial Warby and Alexandre Dulaunoy.
Original story. The Last Boy on Earth will enter the public domain November 22nd, 2025.
Cover photo credit Katherine Davis
Original story. The Fairer Sex on Earth will enter the public domain December 7th, 2025.
Original story. Welcome to Earth-Vegas will enter the public domain December 20th, 2025.
Original story. Twilight of the Gods will enter the public domain December 30th, 2025.
Based on Public Domain works by Fletcher Hanks. Attack of the Super Wizards will enter the public domain December 4th, 2025.