Pd Question [What becomes PD on Jan 1, 2019?]

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Post by miss stav » December 7th, 2018, 7:37 pm

Hi, 2019 is coming and I read that according to US laws every book can be releaced to the public domain 95 years after publication. Does it mean we would be able to record all books published in 1924 or is there anything I am missing? Thanks,
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Post by tovarisch » December 7th, 2018, 7:42 pm

My understanding is that since the month of the publication is unknown, anything published in 1924 will only become PD in 2020. Basically, to be on the safe side, assume that everything was published on the 31st of December. That means that until the 31st of December 95 years later (i.e. 12/31/2019) is over, it's still protected... :|
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Post by annise » December 7th, 2018, 11:05 pm

Almost right
copyright is like racehorses - they both have a common birthday. This year PD is published 1922 or earlier, on the 1st January 2019 it will become published 1923 0r earlier, on the 1st January 2020 it will become published 1924 etc,

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Post by phileasfogg » December 8th, 2018, 8:46 am

Hey. I´m preparing a selection of short stories and many of them were published in magazines and newspapers in 1923 . Would those be ok and public domain from 1st January of 2019? Just to be sure..
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Post by tovarisch » December 8th, 2018, 9:35 am

Yep. That's how it works.
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Post by Elizabby » December 10th, 2018, 1:39 pm

Emily of New Moon was published in 1923! Also Doctor Dolittles Post Office!

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Post by mightyfelix » December 10th, 2018, 2:10 pm

When my current Dolittle DR wraps, I plan to do a DR of Post Office. :D

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Post by TriciaG » December 10th, 2018, 2:24 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1923_in_literature

I think Frost's "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening" should be the fortnightly poetry for the first fortnight of 2019. (It's still in copyright for Life+70 countries and Australia.)

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Post by JayKitty76 » December 10th, 2018, 4:24 pm

Elizabby wrote:
December 10th, 2018, 1:39 pm
Emily of New Moon was published in 1923! Also Doctor Dolittles Post Office!
I am excited to try a group version of Emily of New Moon...of course, if you wanted to do a group project, Elizabby, you can by all means be the BC and I'll just sign up for a chapter of two :wink: :wink:

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