‘Pooh,’ ‘The Sun Also Rises’ Among Constructions Coming to the Public in 2022 – NBC10 Philadelphia


“Winnie the Pooh” and “The Sun also Rises” will premiere.

A.A. Milne’s beloved children’s book and Ernest Hemingway’s classic novel, along with films starring Buster Keaton and Greta Garbo are among works from 1926 whose copyrights will expire on Saturday, putting them in the public domain as the calendar moves into 2022.

The poetry anthologies “The Weary Blues” by Langston Hughes and “Enough Rope” by Dorothy Parker will also turn 95 and enter the public domain under US law.

Silent films “Battling Butler” starring and directed by Buster Keaton, “The Temptress” starring Greta Garbo, “The Son of the Sheik” starring Rudolph Valentino and “For Heaven’s Sake” starring Harold Lloyd is also becoming public property.

And under a 2018 Congressional law, recordings from the electronic audio sector will be available at the earliest.

Copyright experts at Duke University estimate that some 400,000 recordings from before 1923 will be made available to the public, including music by Ethel Waters, Mamie Smith, Enrico Caruso and Fanny Brice.

Once a work is released into the public domain, it can legally be shared, performed, reused, reused, or sampled without permission or expense.

The extended US copyright term imposed in recent decades has meant that many of the works that are now available have long since been lost, as they were unprofitable to maintain by their rightful owners. law, but cannot be used by others.

“The fact that works from 1926 are legally available does not mean they are actually available,” Jennifer Jenkins, director of the Duke Center for Public Domain Studies, said in a commemorative post. “Public Domain Day” on Saturday. “After 95 years, many of these works have been literally lost or disbanded (like old films and sound recordings), proof of what effect long copyright terms have on preservation of cultural artifacts.”

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