Talk:Peter and Wendy

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Copyright status in UK[edit]

The copyright to Peter Pan was assigned to Great Ormond Street Hospital by a special Act of Parliament, which grants royalties from the 1904 Peter Pan play and any derivative to the hospital, in perpetuity, the lapse of the copyright due to the author's date of death (1937) notwithstanding.

The legislation was passed in Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, Section 301:

301: Provisions for the benefit of [Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children].
The provisions of Schedule 6 have effect for conferring on [GOSH Children's Charity for the benefit of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children] a right to a royalty in respect of the public performance, commercial publication [or communication to the public] of the play “Peter Pan” by Sir James Matthew Barrie, or of any adaptation of that work, notwithstanding that copyright in the work expired on 31st December 1987.

The 1911 book, Peter and Wendy, was a derivative work of the play, and this therefore covered by the above. The 1906 book Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens is based on chapters from a 1902 book, The Little White Bird, and is not a adaptation of the play, so normal copyright rules apply.

The template {{PD-nonUK}} is used to denote this special copyright status in the UK, for Peter and Wendy, which applies in the UK. Because the work was published in the US in 1911, it is in the public domain there, and because Barrie died in 1937, in most of the rest of the world. Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 13:37, 19 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]