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lucylou40
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Post by lucylou40 » April 12th, 2018, 12:52 pm

Hi,
I want to record a book called "The cave girl" by Edgar rice burroughs. I found it in the public domain. I have had mixed replies and need to know for sure. On the public domain it says the book was published prior to January 1, 1923. The link is below if anyone can help with a reply would be greatly appreciated!! I live in Australia.

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Cave_Girl

Thanks
Lucy

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Post by tovarisch » April 12th, 2018, 12:59 pm

According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_law_of_Australia , you should be OK, because the change in the copyright law in 2004 was not retroactive, and since Burroughs died in 1950, his works are in PD in Australia.

But I am not a lawyer. :?
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Post by mightyfelix » April 12th, 2018, 1:14 pm

It sounds to me like you would be clear to do it. And it looks like that one isn't in the LV catalog yet, either, so it would be a good addition. :)

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Post by lucylou40 » April 12th, 2018, 1:53 pm

Thank you so much, I thought so but was not 100% sure.

Will go ahead with it!!

Lucy

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Post by TriciaG » April 12th, 2018, 2:23 pm

Try to find a source that isn't Wikisource. They throw a restrictive license on their texts, so we shouldn't use them as a source.

It's not as nice to read from, but this is OK to use for LV: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=inu.30000077957607;view=1up;seq=11
Mystery stories: The Master of Mysteries
Kerner Report on 1967 race riots: LINK
Mussolini's speeches thru 1923: LINK

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Post by lucylou40 » April 12th, 2018, 2:36 pm

Hi Tricia,
I had a look at that but the one that is used on that site is last published in 1925 which would mean it's still in copyright?? Whereas the one I found is not in copyright as it was published in 1913?

Hope I am right about this. I can certainly look for another site with the same published year of 1913.

Any other help would be greatly appreciated.

Lucy

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Post by lucylou40 » April 12th, 2018, 2:45 pm

Hi all,
I have found this on Gutenberg Australia. Please let me know if you still think it's outside copyright and able to be used for LV.

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks12/1203771h.html

They all say this particular one was first published in 1913.

Thanks
Lucy

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Post by TriciaG » April 12th, 2018, 2:47 pm

HathiTrust is a site we trust - they vet their texts as well as Gutenberg.org does. So if it's available as full view on Hathi, it's PD in the USA.

I think in this specific case, the scan is a 1925 edition, but it wasn't edited such as to make a new copyright on it. (New printings that don't significantly change the text don't change the copyright.) That's my guess, anyway. :)

EDIT TO ADD: yes, looks like the PG.au version would be okay to use.
Mystery stories: The Master of Mysteries
Kerner Report on 1967 race riots: LINK
Mussolini's speeches thru 1923: LINK

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Post by MisterJoe » April 16th, 2018, 6:08 pm

Hey Lucy, I just wanted to tell you thanks for doing this particular book. I LOVE E.R.B but had not heard of The Cave Girl. I think I'll wait and listen to your recording before I read the story. Some folks have nicely recorded a lot (maybe all) of the Tarzan series. I haven't looked for the John Carter stuff.
Thanks again!

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Post by lucylou40 » April 16th, 2018, 10:59 pm

MisterJoe,
Thank you!! I am looking forward to it and the first chapter has already hooked me in!! The sequel to this is The Cave Man, which I will be doing straight after this one!!
I love ERB books too. I have listened to all the John carter ones, Pellucidar etc..Highly recommend them!!! The readers have done a magnificent job.

Enjoy!! I hope I don't take too long to finish this book!!!

Lucy

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