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Re: Some 1925 Publications that are Public Domain in 2021 in the USA

Posted: February 14th, 2021, 2:05 pm
by DACSoft
You should review the copyright regs for the country in which you are located (note I'm not a lawyer). Like the U.S., Canadian copyright rules are different than in the UK, IIRC. You must abide by the regulations of your country to access (note I didn't limit this to download) works that are copyright protected or PD in your country.

So, for example, I'm in the U.S. I cannot legally access a book on a Canadian site (for download, or just to read on-line) if the book's copyright date is later than 1925 (not PD in U.S., with some exceptions), even if the author has been dead for more than 50 years (PD in Canada), as I understand the U.S. regs under which I am governed.

FWIW.

Re: Some 1925 Publications that are Public Domain in 2021

Posted: February 14th, 2021, 2:56 pm
by TriciaG
Hanglerfish wrote:
February 14th, 2021, 7:59 am
annise wrote:
February 14th, 2021, 4:11 am
You would certainly be breaking the copyright laws in Britain if you downloaded the text there as the law there is based on the death date of the author, not the publication date.
All mention of PD status here is based on USA law because that is where all our files are stored.

Anne
Thanks for clarifying.

So is it illegal to download the book here, but not to record it? Or are both illegal? The text I was going to use was from a public domain archive in Canada, where it's all PD, so no download is required.
It's illegal to download the book, and it's illegal to record it. Both actions make a copy of it.

Where the server or text is located doesn't matter. Where YOU are located, matters. If someone in the UK downloads or records a book that isn't PD in the UK, they've made an illegal copy of it.

If a Brit takes a holiday to Canada, they can download the text, listen to the audiobook, and/or record the book while they're here. However, they'd be breaking the law to bring that copy back into the UK with them.

*Caveat: I'm not a lawyer, either, but this is how I understand copyright law to work.*

Re: Some 1925 Publications that are Public Domain in 2021 in the USA

Posted: February 14th, 2021, 7:38 pm
by anneflebari
Half of The Mother's Recompense done, soon be finished and in catalogue I hope☺️

Re: Some 1925 Publications that are Public Domain in 2021 in the USA

Posted: February 15th, 2021, 12:21 am
by Hanglerfish
@TriciaG and DACsoft

Thanks for explaining :)

Re: Some 1925 Publications that are Public Domain in 2021 in the USA

Posted: February 18th, 2021, 3:59 pm
by DavidMott
Colleen,

Where is the list of publications from which you have made your selections?

Thanks

Re: Some 1925 Publications that are Public Domain in 2021 in the USA

Posted: February 22nd, 2021, 7:47 am
by DavidMott
P. G. Wodehouse (Carry On Jeeves) is British and died in 1975, so am I right in thinking that British readers could not do this one?

David

Re: Some 1925 Publications that are Public Domain in 2021 in the USA

Posted: February 22nd, 2021, 7:54 am
by TriciaG
DavidMott wrote:
February 22nd, 2021, 7:47 am
P. G. Wodehouse (Carry On Jeeves) is British and died in 1975, so am I right in thinking that British readers could not do this one?

David
You are correct. Wodehouse is only PD in the USA; he's still under copyright everywhere else in the world.

(If you're a Brit but happen to be in the US, you could do it while you're there. If you're an American who happens to be in the UK, you could not do it.)

Re: Some 1925 Publications that are Public Domain in 2021 in the USA

Posted: February 22nd, 2021, 8:42 am
by DavidMott
Thats a real shame.

Can you tell me where to find the list of books coming into PD in 2021 that Colleen selected from?

David

Re: Some 1925 Publications that are Public Domain in 2021 in the USA

Posted: February 22nd, 2021, 9:02 am
by TriciaG
No, I don't know. But any work published in 1925 is now PD in the USA as of January 1, 2021. :)

Re: Some 1925 Publications that are Public Domain in 2021 in the USA

Posted: February 22nd, 2021, 12:09 pm
by ColleenMc
I think I just used Wikipedia...

Colleen

Re: Some 1925 Publications that are Public Domain in 2021

Posted: May 7th, 2021, 9:23 am
by gweeks
gweeks wrote:
January 26th, 2021, 8:31 am
My library has Lost King of OZ, but it's a in-library use only book, so it will have to wait for the end of COVID restrictions.

The Lost King of Oz is at pgdp.net now to go into Project Gutenberg.
https://www.pgdp.net/c/project.php?id=projectID6094599ad315b
https://archive.org/details/the-lost-king-of-oz

Greg

Re: Some 1925 Publications that are Public Domain in 2021 in the USA

Posted: May 7th, 2021, 5:42 pm
by gweeks
Carry On Jeeves - P.G. Wodehouse

This is a project at pgdp.net to go to Project Gutenberg
https://www.pgdp.net/c/project.php?id=projectID6095c3d0120c6

Greg