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Post by tovarisch » April 23rd, 2020, 12:03 pm

lurcherlover wrote:
April 23rd, 2020, 10:00 am
... must have died by or before 1949... (I think I'm right about this but please say if I'm not).
:hmm: When talking of time/years, "by" and "before" mean the same thing, I thought. You probably wanted to say "in or before".
:? English is not my mother tongue...
  • reality prompts me to scale down my reading, sorry to say
    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please

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Post by annise » April 23rd, 2020, 4:14 pm

lurcherlover wrote:
April 23rd, 2020, 10:00 am
If you are recording in the UK an author must have died by or before 1949 (i.e. to have been dead for 70+ years) and the work must have been published by or before 1924. (I think I'm right about this but please say if I'm not).
as I just posted in another thread that isn't quite right. It's a bit like racehorses all having their birthday on the same day , copyrights all expire on the first of January the following year. So in the UK copyright lasts 70 years after the author died, so if they died in 1949 then 1949+ 70 is 2019 so it expired 1/1/1920.


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Post by lurcherlover » April 24th, 2020, 12:06 am

Best to say died in 1948 then, amd I think that is the year I've been working on in the UK.

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Post by TriciaG » April 24th, 2020, 5:51 am

It's safe to say "UK readers are safe reading any LV project by an author who died in 1949 or earlier."
Mystery/PulpFic: Dope, by Sax Rohmer
The one that started them all: Self-Help, by Samuel Smiles
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia

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