Washington (Associated Press)-“Winnie the Pooh” and “The Sun Also Rises” are on the market.
AA Milne’s beloved children’s books and Ernest Hemingway’s classic novels, as well as the movies starring Buster Keaton and Greta Garbo are all 1926 works. The copyright will expire on Saturday and will be rolled over with the calendar. By 2022, they will enter the public domain.
Langston Hughes’ collection of poems “Tired Blues” and Dorothy Parker’s “Enough Ropes” will also turn 95 and enter the public domain under US law.
The silent film “Butler” starring and directed by Buster Keaton, “The Witch” starring Greta Garbo, “Son of the Chief” starring Rudolph Valentino, “Son of the Chief” starring Harold Lloyd “For Heaven’s sake” has also become public property.
According to Congress’ legislation in 2018, the earliest audio recordings in the field of electronic audio will be available.
Copyright experts at Duke University estimate that approximately 400,000 recordings before 1923 will be available to the public, including music from Ethel Waters, Mamie Smith, Enrico Caruso, and Fanny Brice.
Once a work enters the public domain, it can be legally shared, executed, reused, reused, or sampled without permission or fees.
The long copyright period adopted in the United States in recent decades means that many of the works that are now available have long since been lost because the rightful owner cannot maintain them, but others cannot use them.
In a post celebrating Saturday’s Public Domain Day, Jennifer Jenkins, Director of the Center for Public Domain Studies at Duke University, said: “The fact that works in 1926 were legally available does not mean that they are actually available. “After 95 years, many of these works have been lost or completely disintegrated (just like old movies and recordings), which proves the impact of long copyright periods on the protection of cultural relics.”
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