[okfn-discuss] Entering the Public Domain in 2013

Chris Sakkas sanglorian at gmail.com
Fri Nov 16 03:52:28 UTC 2012

Hi folks,

I went through the list of writers who died in 1942 on Wikipedia and added
everyone that I think of as noteworthy (priority given to people who wrote
in English, people who were influential, people whose books are uploaded
onto the Internet Archive, people whose books had their own Wikipedia
pages). By all means add whoever else you like, but those are the criteria
that I used.

It would be great to get some more of these books digitised, OCRed and onto
Project Gutenberg - or circulated more widely. Let me know if you have any
ideas on that front.


*Chris Sakkas
**Admin of the FOSsil Bank wiki <http://fossilbank.wikidot.com/> and the Living
Libre blog <http://www.livinglibre.com> and Twitter

On 29 October 2012 21:05, Sam Leon <sam.leon at okfn.org> wrote:

> Dear All,
> Like most years we want to get together a list of interesting figures
> whose work will be entering the public domain next year (2013).
> I've booted a spreadsheet<https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Al6mO9_3Hr2PdHJxTFNGSk0wWEdnY2FrMXNmSXlmU2c#gid=0> [1]
> which we can all begin populating with the authors whose published works
> will enter the public domain in the UK in 2013 (*70 years after the death
> of author*).
> We plan to feature this list on the Public Domain Review<http://publicdomainreview.org/> and
> use it as a point of reference for the collections and articles we get in
> 2013.
> All the best,
> Sam
> [1]
> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Al6mO9_3Hr2PdHJxTFNGSk0wWEdnY2FrMXNmSXlmU2c#gid=0
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