Some Books that Aren't in the Public Domain (and why)

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Post by philchenevert » April 16th, 2021, 6:25 pm

I have a question about the play Saint Joan by G.B.Shaw. It is not on Gutenberg but is on Australian Gutenberg http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks02/0200811h.html. It was published in 1924 so it 'should' be ok to record but I've learned caution in my old age and just want to know if there is a reason why it would not be acceptable for us. I plan to do it solo if it is OK because I think it is his best play. Thanks.
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Post by prosfilaes » April 16th, 2021, 7:15 pm

The Australian Gutenberg can be problematic; https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001373875 is a HathiTrust scan. It should be out of copyright around the world, as George Bernard Shaw died in 1950.

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Post by mightyfelix » April 17th, 2021, 1:18 pm

prosfilaes wrote:
April 16th, 2021, 7:15 pm
The Australian Gutenberg can be problematic; https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001373875 is a HathiTrust scan. It should be out of copyright around the world, as George Bernard Shaw died in 1950.
This source will work. The copyright of 1924 is clearly printed in Roman numerals. :thumbs:

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Post by philchenevert » April 17th, 2021, 3:19 pm

mightyfelix wrote:
April 17th, 2021, 1:18 pm
prosfilaes wrote:
April 16th, 2021, 7:15 pm
The Australian Gutenberg can be problematic; https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001373875 is a HathiTrust scan. It should be out of copyright around the world, as George Bernard Shaw died in 1950.
This source will work. The copyright of 1924 is clearly printed in Roman numerals. :thumbs:
Thanks. Now I just need to find some extra time...... :D
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Post by Jud3 » April 19th, 2021, 2:13 pm

Hi all,
What about the 19th century The Way of the Pilgrim and The Pilgrim Continues on His Way? Copyright extended and thus not in the public domain?
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Post by TriciaG » April 19th, 2021, 2:41 pm

Jud3 wrote:
April 19th, 2021, 2:13 pm
Hi all,
What about the 19th century The Way of the Pilgrim and The Pilgrim Continues on His Way? Copyright extended and thus not in the public domain?
J.
Works published in 1925 or earlier are automatically public domain in the USA, even if the copyright was extended in the 1940s and 1950s. Just be sure to find an edition of the text that is back then; one published in, say 1960, may have been edited and therefore gets a new copyright. :)
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Post by Danhorse » June 22nd, 2021, 5:09 am

I am wondering why Chymocles has not done any more of the Barsoom books... I cannot seem to message anyone so have not been able to ask him.

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Post by Availle » June 22nd, 2021, 6:41 am

Hi there and welcome to LV!

I had to look up what you mean :wink: and it seems that the books we don't have in our catalog yet are still copyrighted. Wikipedia has a list on here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barsoom
and according to US copyright, which extends until 95 years after publication (*), the next one in the series will become public domain and thus recordable for LibriVox in 2 years.

Hope this helps, and hopefully, Tom will be around in 2023 to read the next book on the list! :D

(*) There are exceptions to this rule, but they are far and in between and relatively difficult to establish for sure.
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Post by Danhorse » June 23rd, 2021, 5:10 am

Availle wrote:
June 22nd, 2021, 6:41 am
Hi there and welcome to LV!

I had to look up what you mean :wink: and it seems that the books we don't have in our catalog yet are still copyrighted. Wikipedia has a list on here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barsoom
and according to US copyright, which extends until 95 years after publication (*), the next one in the series will become public domain and thus recordable for LibriVox in 2 years.

Hope this helps, and hopefully, Tom will be around in 2023 to read the next book on the list! :D

(*) There are exceptions to this rule, but they are far and in between and relatively difficult to establish for sure.
Thank you so much for your reply :) I love how Tom reads these books and am chaffing at the bit for me lol. 2 years isnt so long.
PS, I cannot seem to pm anyone..

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Post by mightyfelix » June 23rd, 2021, 4:42 pm

Danhorse wrote:
June 23rd, 2021, 5:10 am
PS, I cannot seem to pm anyone..
It's because you have not posted much. It's a security feature, to prevent someone from creating a fake account and spamming folks. You will get that ability after a bit more activity in the forum. :)

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