Is the Dunwich Horror Public Domain?

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FlamboyantOtter
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Post by FlamboyantOtter » September 26th, 2020, 10:26 am

I wasn't sure where to post this...

H.P. Lovecraft's The Dunwich horror was published in 1929, so I think that the answer is no. However, it is on Gutenberg.org, and listed there as PD. Here: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/50133

This is baffling. Thoughts?

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Post by TriciaG » September 26th, 2020, 10:41 am

There are exceptions to the 95-year rule: works in which the copyright wasn't renewed properly 28 years after publication. So this is one of those that fell through that "non-renewal" crack.

Project Gutenberg does their due diligence on these non-renewal texts, so we trust their say-so.

We have two versions in the catalog already: https://librivox.org/search?q=dunwich&search_form=advanced
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FlamboyantOtter
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Post by FlamboyantOtter » September 26th, 2020, 10:49 am

Thanks!

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