The Public Domain Encyclopedia (or PDE) is a book series dedicated to the Golden Age of comics that are, today, freely available to all. It is aimed at readers, writers and artists that are looking for reliable and verified information about characters, authors, businessmen and publishers. The 4th volume is dedicated to Better/Nedor/Standard/Pines, one of the most prolific and successful publisher of the Golden Age. Mostly a technical book, the volume collects Nedor comic book copyright records from 1942 to 1959, the year the publisher stopped producing comics. It also includes a short history of Better/Nedor/Standard/Pines, an overview of copyright and trademark laws, and a chapter about the protection of literary and graphical characters. Illustrated with fully original art. No reprints of Golden Age comics.