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lymiewithpurpose
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » January 24th, 2019, 8:57 pm

Hey guys!

I just realized that for our US readers, some Agatha Christie books have recently come into the public domain which is really exciting! I think they'd make for some fun DRs, but honestly I'd be happy to see any format!

The PD ones are:
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/863
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1155
Campbell

mightyfelix
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Post by mightyfelix » January 24th, 2019, 9:10 pm

I hate to shut you down like this, but I have to do it. The following info is from the stickied thread at the top of this forum, called "Some Books that aren't in the Public Domain (and why)"
Books by Agatha Christie -- only her first three books, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, The Secret Adversary, and The Murder on the Links are in the US public domain. Both have been recorded for LibriVox, but her estate disputed the legality of that, since the site was founded (and the domain name owned) by a Canadian. Christie's estate had taken an issue with this technicality and approached Hugh. LV was threatened with legal action at the time if we did not remove the recordings -- even though the files were stored in the US, as all our files are, at archive.org. Since Christie died in 1976, her works will be PD in Canada at the start of 2027, and LibriVox should be safe to record all her works published before 1932 (because US copyright law is in play too, of course -- covering everything published 95+ years before 2027.)

lymiewithpurpose
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » January 24th, 2019, 9:15 pm

Aww man! Didn’t see that! Thanks for showing me! I guess I’ll just have to wait a bunch of years :lol:
Campbell

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