Why does that matter to you or anyone else?
For one thing, it means that digital versions of those items published in 1926 or earlier can be freely shared on the Internet. Because copyright has lapsed for these and similar works, anyone can post the text online, publish a print book, or record and make an audio version available, without having to obtain rights and permissions from a copyright holder. This makes sites like Project Gutenberg and HathiTrust possible.
- A. Milne – Winnie-the-Pooh
- Ernest Hemingway – The Sun Also Rises and The Torrents of Spring
- Franz Kafka – The Castle
- Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
- Don Juan
Thursday, January 20, 2022, 4-5:30pm
Johns Hopkins libraries invite everyone to attend the Public Domain Day celebration hosted by SPARC, the Internet Archive and many other Open leaders. The event will feature a keynote from Senator Ron Wyden, champion of the Music Modernization Act, and a host of musical acts, dancers, historians, librarians, academics, activists and more.