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I own the rights to several early television series,

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I own the rights to several early television series, broadcast live and fixed on kinescope.
SPACE PATROL- TOM CORBETT- TALES OF TOMORROW. May a total of 300 episodes.
When they were originally shown there was no copyright notice because they were never
"published" by syndicating them to local stations. This was 1950-1953. I just discovered .
I published them by selling them on VHS with a copyright notice in the 80's.
I find various episodes are being sold on DVD by three or four pirates plus on Amazon
and being shown on YOU TUBE . Many of the episodes were never re-run and still have
the 1950 cmmercials in them. Are the protected by statutory or common-law copyright ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Intellectual Property Law
Expert:  Maverick replied 1 year ago.

This is a duplicate question. Please see my answer as posted on the other question you submitted.