I am puzzled by a scanned book I found on archive.org, Startling Stories Vol7 No1 (Jan 1942)
. According to The Internet Archive description: "Copyright was issued in 1941, but no renewal was recorded, this work is Public Domain under Rule 6 of the Copyright Statutes of the United States."
BUT, the issue contains "Christmas on Ganymede" by Isaac Asimov. That has been republished numerous times
. So what's the deal? Has The Internet Archive made a mistake? Is the scan out of copyright but the etext in copyright? Is "Christmas on Ganymede" only legal-ish if it's part of that group of stories?
Copyright law is so confusing...