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Post by mightyfelix » January 25th, 2018, 7:37 pm

*Stares wistfully off into space*

Maybe, when I'm 100 years old, The Neverending Story will be PD in English. And then I can read Morla the Aged One in a DR... :9: :roll:
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » January 25th, 2018, 8:12 pm

"When I'm 100 years old..."

The holo-deck will help you refine your delivery, but the Librivox Uploader is going to time-out if it has to wait four years for the file to come in from Alpha Centauri.


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Post by annise » January 25th, 2018, 9:56 pm

The most requested are the non PD "Anne of Green Gables" series books - closely followed by "To Kill a Mocking Bird" :D

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Post by mightyfelix » January 25th, 2018, 10:50 pm

I could see those being popular requests. Actually, it surprises me that Anne of Green Gables isn't PD. I actually never had any idea how old it was, but just kind of assumed it must be old enough to be PD.
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Post by annise » January 25th, 2018, 11:55 pm

Most of Anne is PD and we have it all , just Windy Poplars and Anne of Ingleside aren't yet - and "to kill a mocking bird" is a very popular USA school text , so the less enthusiastic readers are hoping to be able to listen :D

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » January 25th, 2018, 11:59 pm

You know what not-yet-PD books I’d like to be able to record, particularly as a play or DR?

The James Herriot books.

Particularly while we still have people with the genuine pronounced accents.


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Post by mightyfelix » January 26th, 2018, 5:30 am

SonOfTheExiles wrote:
January 25th, 2018, 11:59 pm
You know what not-yet-PD books I’d like to be able to record, particularly as a play or DR?

The James Herriot books.

Particularly while we still have people with the genuine pronounced accents.


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Post by VfkaBT » January 26th, 2018, 10:56 am

Dashiell Hammett, and his gal-pal, Lillian Hellman. Also, The Great Gatsby, and early plays by Cole Porter and Phillip Barry. US copyright law needs to grow up, push it up to 1935, and just apply to books. Disney can keep MM.
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Post by venus12 » February 18th, 2018, 6:39 am

Gertrude Atherton will enter public domain next year, love her work! specially What Dreams May Come

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Post by TriciaG » February 18th, 2018, 6:46 am

venus12 wrote:
February 18th, 2018, 6:39 am
Gertrude Atherton will enter public domain next year, love her work! specially What Dreams May Come
Her 1922-and-earlier books are PD in the USA already, and some are in the catalog. But yes, she is still copyrighted in Life+70 countries until January 1, 2019. :)
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Post by Cori » February 18th, 2018, 7:19 am

What Dreams May Come could be read here this year by American/Canadian/Australian readers ... it's only us Europeans who have to wait a whole 'nother 10 months.
There's honestly no such thing as a stupid question -- but I'm afraid I can't rule out giving a stupid answer : : To Posterity and Beyond!

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Post by carteki » February 18th, 2018, 10:15 am

When is the next PD year for LV? Is it 2021? I've forgotten.

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Post by TriciaG » February 18th, 2018, 11:39 am

carteki wrote:
February 18th, 2018, 10:15 am
When is the next PD year for LV? Is it 2021? I've forgotten.
In 2019 we'll be able to record books published in 1923. It used to be so far away - now it's just around the corner!
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Post by carteki » February 18th, 2018, 12:15 pm

YAY!
But more rules to consider. 1922 was quite a nice line in the sand!

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Post by venus12 » February 19th, 2018, 3:44 pm

thanks for the link! oh well 10 months just a short time away.
Cori wrote:
February 18th, 2018, 7:19 am
What Dreams May Come could be read here this year by American/Canadian/Australian readers ... it's only us Europeans who have to wait a whole 'nother 10 months.

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