Best way to verify public domain?
Posted: January 4th, 2021, 9:20 pm
Howdy y'all - This is probably a bit of a dumb question, but I wanted some clarification on what constitutes public domain for Librivox. Everything here I've seen has specifically said "works published prior to 1926" or some equivalent, but I'm wondering if works released under certain Creative Commons licenses, works that were never copyrighted, or works that authors have made freely available count as well. A lot of what I'm interested in working on here can be found places like Marxists.org or The Anarchist Library, and many of those works are contemporary but have been made freely available. Any clarification on this would be appreciated.