Sadly I have just looked up the particular film distribution company who put forward the copyright complaint/issue to youtube and going by the web they still have distribution rights to it.
I am a little bit miffed since I had put the time, effort and a little bit of funding into edited some of the scenes to make them more clean and fluent on the audio and motion front.
It’s just one of those things I suppose 😦
Note from wikipedia…
The film is mistakenly believed to be in the public domain, when in reality it has a proper copyright notice in the end credits.
I’m pretty sure that copyright expired a while back because if it hadn’t I don’t think that so many different versions would exist out in the wild and I bet you we’d also have an actual good copy of the widescreen version