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Old 2003-03-27, 06:13 PM   #6
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Copyrights are only valid for a certain number of years, which varies depending on the media type. You also have to take out several copyrights for each media type that your creation is published in. So to keep a copyright on Shockwave, Hasbro would have had to take out one for the toy, one for comics, one for cartoons, etc. Since they probably figured that they'd not be making any more of the Shockwave toy at some point, they probably didn't renew the copyright on it.k

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