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tanzaku
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Post by tanzaku » January 23rd, 2007, 7:36 am

Just curious, why 1923? :?
What is there magic about this date and the PD status of a text? Were the laws changed, or is this "X years ago"? If so, wouldn't that date move forward a year each year?
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Post by hugh » January 23rd, 2007, 7:57 am

short answer: effectively arbitrary

long answer:
all you could possibly want to know (and more!) can be found here:
http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/CopyrightAndPublicDomain

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