In January, the Popeye copyright expired in Britain, which only restricts copyright rights to 70 years after the author's death. This means that anyone in Britain can print and sell Popeye t-shirts, posters, comic strips, etc. without first getting authorization. The Popeye copyright is protected in the United States until 2024. Popeye is further protected by trademarks; therefore, the public will be limited to ornamental use of the Popeye image.