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Old 12-22-2018, 03:44 PM   #1
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Finally, some USA new books.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-...ign=pockethits

For the first time in 20 years Copyrighted books will enter the public domain in the USA.
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Old 12-22-2018, 05:22 PM   #2
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If they exempted films and music, they might have better luck freeing up the other media from endless extensions.
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Old 12-31-2018, 08:22 PM   #3
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Public Domain Day is Live

Books published in 1923, like The Inimitable Jeeves and Leave it to Psmith by P. G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) have been in the U.S. public domain, at least in Guam, for 11 hours and 22 minutes. So I think we can officially say that:

1. The deep state, or the powers that be, or whatever you want to call it, will not always extend copyright.

2. The U.S. continues to disrespect, with duplicity, the Life + 50 Berne Convention, despite insisting that other nations like Canada go to Life + 70.

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Gutenberg already has Gibran's The Prophet available! That was fast.

Looking forward to nice ebooks of Sabatini's Fortune's Fool and Burroughs' Tarzan and the Golden Lion.

So how does this affect magazine-published stories? Do we have a new treasure box of pulp fiction to play with?
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Old 01-01-2019, 07:47 AM   #5
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Looking forward to nice ebooks of Sabatini's Fortune's Fool and Burroughs' Tarzan and the Golden Lion.
If by nice someone means the generally higher editing standards of the Patricia Clark library, these titles -- both by authors who died in 1950 -- won't meet the life + 70 public domain standard of Mobileread (or the European Union, or Japan, or almost all of South America) until 2021.

However, I think you are correct that they are currently public domain in the United States.
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