Originally Posted by Fbone
You're correct, of course. However, it is difficult to ascertain whether copyright was renewed. Although for MR purposes it is not important as it needs to be public domain in Canada only.
I was commenting that it is harder for US residents to add to the list when we are mostly restricted to pre-1923. And much is already available on MR.
Starting Jan 1st published works of pre-1961 deceased authors enter Canada's public domain. They have much more available to them and can legally upload to MR.
It is important for MR because MR has a server in the US for just this purpose of having US public domain books that are not public domain in Canada. If you upload one of them please request a moderator to move it to the US server.