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Archive for June 30th, 2008

I apologize for the inconvenience, but I’ve had to tell archive.org to please take down my audiobook of The Everlasting Man. It is still under copyright despite the life plus 70 rule. (The copyright was renewed in 1953, I just found out. This gave it another 67 years. So instead of expiring 70 years after Chesterton expired, it won’t expire until 2020. Imagine my chagrin.) What’s really annoying is that I did look through the renewal database but didn’t find this 1953 renewal. Sigh. Gotta love government records.

(And hey, at least I found it out for myself, instead of getting a cease-and-desist letter from anybody.)

So anyway, the links are going to vanish like boojums as soon as I can get to tand you can expect the book to disappear as soon as archive.org gets around to disappearing it. If anybody from Australia (life + 50 and no ninety-five year copyrights) or some other country with a different copyright situation would like to host this audiobook, that would of course be fine with me.

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