A little off-topic, mind you, but I want to say something about how certain H-B titles may not see the light of day on modern media yet:
Copyright laws can be difficult to understand, but here's the basics on how long they would normally have lasted under each variation of the copyright act (of 1909, 1976 and 1998).
For example, The Huckleberry Hound Show and The Quick Draw McGraw Show were produced in 1958 and 1959 respectively, so under the terms of the 1909 Copyright Act, which was in effect when these shows were originally made, the copyrights of the songs heard within would have run out in 1986 and 1987 respectively (unless otherwise renewed for another 28 years, or put in the public domain before the run-out) prior to the enactment of the 1976 Copyright Act, which began proper January 1, 1978.
Under the 1976 copyright statute, Section 302 describes that all copyrights for works produced prior to January 1, 1978 which had not already entered the public domain were eligible for a duration including the life of the author(s) plus 50 years after the death of said author(s).
And then we have the 1998 Copyright Term Extension Act, also called the Sonny Bono Act or, humorously, the Mickey Mouse Protection Act. It amends the 1976 Copyright Act by extending the statute to the duration of the author's life plus 70 years for general copyrights and to 95 years for works made for hire and those copyrighted prior to 1978.
So that would mean under the terms of the 1998 Copyright Term Extension Act, the copyrights for Huck Hound and Quick Draw would not expire until at least 2053 and 2054 respectively. This is a tangled mess, indeed, especially for DVDs.
Edited by ClassicTVMan1981X, August 23 2015 - 01:33 PM.