The copyright ghosts of the roaring twenties and beyond

At the Teleread blog (where I also blog), Robert Nagle is talking about works that did not enter the public domain in the USA when they should have, thanks to Walt Disney and other publishers buying legislation to shrink the public domain. His series is called The Copyright Ghosts Of…, discusses actual works (today amongst others: Billy Bud, written in 1891 by Herman Melville), and will run for ten episodes.

Published so far:

Meanwhile, Copyrightwatch discusses Public Domain Day 2007, on which still loads of works returned to the public domain all over the globe, as they should.

Only marginally related: the Roaring Twenties in the Future, as Reinder reruns his White House in Orbit series.

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