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Donal DeLay
05-13-2005, 03:42 AM
Someone once posted a site that had a list of characters, novels, etc that were public domain. Like Shakespeare plays, Conan Doyle books, movies characters, etc.

What's that addy?

Also, how can I go about looking up a more recent version of the list, from govt records, or somesuch?

Jade
05-13-2005, 03:44 AM
This site has a chart that lists the criteria for when a work passes into the public domain.

http://www.unc.edu/~unclng/public-d.htm (http://www.unc.edu/~unclng/public-d.htm)

Jade
05-13-2005, 03:50 AM
And here's a chart that also lists criteria for works outside of the US. http://www.copyright.cornell.edu/training/Hirtle_Public_Domain.htm (http://www.copyright.cornell.edu/training/Hirtle_Public_Domain.htm)

Donal DeLay
05-13-2005, 03:56 AM
That site you gave me, plus one I just found (after 2hrs of looking) just secured my hopes. Something I've wanted to adapt for a LONG time is public domain!

whee!

Thanks.

Jade
05-13-2005, 03:57 AM
That site you gave me, plus one I just found (after 2hrs of looking) just secured my hopes. Something I've wanted to adapt for a LONG time is public domain!

whee!

Thanks.

Glad I could help. :D

chrisfasowned
05-13-2005, 04:14 AM
That site you gave me, plus one I just found (after 2hrs of looking) just secured my hopes. Something I've wanted to adapt for a LONG time is public domain!

whee!

Thanks.

hint?

Donal DeLay
05-13-2005, 04:16 AM
It'd be a crime to tell.

And I'm that paranoid.

chrisfasowned
05-13-2005, 04:17 AM
It'd be a crime to tell.

And I'm that paranoid.

:cry:

pm?

Donal DeLay
05-13-2005, 04:33 AM
Well ... that was your clue, too.

heheh

noble
05-13-2005, 05:30 AM
Mister Magoo!

Shit, I suck at this ;)

joespam
05-13-2005, 05:35 AM
I thought that Sherlock Holmes and other works of Doyle weren't public doman despite being that old?

Donal DeLay
05-13-2005, 06:52 AM
According to that site Jade gave me, anything printed before 1923 is public domain, and 98% of the Sherlock Holmes stories were published by then. And since that site was last updated in 2003, it's a good bet almost all of Doyle's works are public domain.

Fucking awesome books that are public domain just WAITING to be adapted by the right artist, according to this site: http://www.classic-literature.co.uk/ (http://www.classic-literature.co.uk/)

Treasure Island
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Around the World in 80 Days
Wizard of Oz.
Alice In Wonderland
Through the Looking Glass
Dracula

I need to double check some of those with a physical source instead of just relying on the internet. But i've found 4 sites about public domain with those titles.

Balthazar
05-13-2005, 07:00 AM
I believe all of the works here http://www.bartleby.com/ (http://www.bartleby.com/) are public domain.

innocentboy
05-13-2005, 05:43 PM
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BriRedfern
05-13-2005, 06:30 PM
Aren't there rules that exclude works that have been in continued publication, Like Superman and such?