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Orac Help: Public Domain or Copyrighted??? (40) RE: Help: Public Domain or Copyrighted??? 17 Oct 02

What happens in say the case of "When you were sweet sixteen" by James Thornton which was copyrighted originally in 1898 and then an abridged version was copyrighted in 1944 for the film "The Jolson story". Is the original out of copyright or not?

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