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|Time failed to renew the copyrights of many early issues. A search of the renewals for periodicals for entries for Time reveals that the publisher, Time Inc., started renewing the copyrights of Time magazine in 1962 with the 29 January 1934, issue. Therefore, issues that were published before 29 January 1934 are in the public domain. In addition, a few later issues were not renewed. The copyright on this issue of Time magazine was not renewed and it is in the public domain.
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