British Library Puts 1,000,000 Images Into The Public Domain

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Post by carolb » September 24th, 2015, 1:34 am

If you haven't already heard, this might be of interest to all you lovely cover art volunteers :wink:

http://www.openculture.com/2013/12/british-library-puts-1000000-images-into-public-domain.html

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Post by carteki » October 31st, 2015, 12:34 am

Thanks Carol

Can one of the Wiki Admin's update the Cover Art wiki with this resource?
http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/CD_Covers

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Post by annise » October 31st, 2015, 1:17 am

They would still require research - it doesn't mean they are PD in the USA.
I'd prefer the resources listed in the wiki were PD for LV.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » October 31st, 2015, 6:47 am

The BL says they are from books published in the 17, 18 and 19th centuries. That puts all of them before 1900.

I guess I am missing how they could [not] be PD in the US . . .

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Post by RossKlatte » March 8th, 2016, 4:52 pm

The Film Noir movies are dated 1939, 1950, 1954, and so forth.
Why are they Public Domain?

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Post by Availle » March 8th, 2016, 5:21 pm

Because the BRITISH library obviously adheres to European copyright, which extends to authors/translators death + 70 years; or sometimes depending on the publication, publication date + 70 years. I think films are protected for 50 years after their first public screening only, but I am not sure.
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Post by carolb » March 9th, 2016, 1:40 am

It works both ways Ann,

We Europeans have to check that whatever is in the wiki and PD for LV is also PD for us.
A little research never did anyone any harm. :wink:

Of course, there are still hundreds of thousands of images in the British Library Archives that are PD for LV

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Post by carteki » March 12th, 2016, 11:44 am

MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:The BL says they are from books published in the 17, 18 and 19th centuries. That puts all of them before 1900.

I guess I am missing how they could [not] be PD in the US . . .

MaryAnn
If any copywrite owner puts a book/song/... in the public domain, then it really shouldn't matter where the jurisdiction is. The argument about jurisdiction is only where law DEEMS the work to be in the public domain. There is stuff that is created right now that is in the public domain.

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