It’s 2019, which means that for the first time in 20 years, some creative works have now entered the public domain in the U.S., including the first Felix the Cat cartoon and the song “Yes! We Have No Bananas.” It’ll still be a long time before any video games enter the public domain, though, which sucks.


Features Editor, Kotaku. Japanese curry aficionado. Author of the books Power-Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life and Final Fantasy V from Boss Fight Books.

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