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Old 08-25-2008, 11:43 PM   #1
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Sayers, Dorothy L: Strong Poison, v.1, 26 August 2008.

Dorothy L. Sayers (1893–1957)
Strong Poison (1930)

A mystery novel, now in the public domain in life+50 years countries.

Lord Peter Wimsey finds the woman of his dreams, Harriet Vane. Unfortunately, she is on trial for her life, accused of poisoning a former lover. Can he save her life? Is she innocent? If so, who did it?

I couldn’t resist adding a pulp-style cover. The antithetical juxtaposition between the traditional Golden Age detective and the American pulp was agreeably daft.
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Old 09-03-2008, 02:20 AM   #2
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oh, yay - another peter wimsey novel out of copyright. thanks many times over
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yep, all of Dorothy Sayers' work is in the public domain in life+50 countries since january of this year. so keep your eyes open for new books appearing. "oh yay" is the habitual reaction.
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life+50?

please forgive a noob--is the U.S. a life+50 country?

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please forgive a noob--is the U.S. a life+50 country?

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the US practices the rule of life+70 years (and everything published before 1923, i believe). however Canada, where the MR servers are located, is a life+50 country.
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No it isn't. but our servers are in Canada, which is life+ 50 years.
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I think the poster was asking whether he could legally download it, living in the US. The answer is "no".
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Yes, that's what I meant to ask. Thanks for answer.

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