Mister Roberts (the original novel) is now PD

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » December 26th, 2020, 11:45 pm

You'll have to find an early-edition online text or buy the secondhand book and scan it yourself, but I have just noticed that the original 1946 novel of "Mister Roberts" ... though not the play or screen adaptations ... is now PD, as the author Thomas Heggen's DOD was 19 May 1949 at the early age of 30.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Heggen


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Post by Availle » December 27th, 2020, 1:38 am

I don't see how this - published in 1946 - can be public domain in the US when next year only novels published in 1925 will become public domain... :?:

Are you mixing up US and Australian copyright again?
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » December 27th, 2020, 2:07 am

Oh darn, I knew it was too good to be true. Thank you for the soft let-down. :wink:

Chris
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Come and assist Doctor Pangloss instruct the Baron in the proper use of his conjugals and declensions in our new play "The Heir At Law"

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