Night of the Living Dead entered the public domain. In 1968, United States copyright law required a proper notice for a work to maintain a copyright. Image Ten displayed such a notice on the title frames of the film beneath the original title, Night of the Flesh Eaters. The distributor removed the statement when it changed the title.Because of the public domain status, the film is sold on home video by many distributors. The original film is available to view or download free on Internet sites such as Youtube.As of October 31, 2010, it is the Internet Archive's second most downloaded film, with 708,608 downloads.So other words George A. Romero made no money off the movie.