Archive for date: April 6, 2007

Thank you Stanford: Copyright Renewal Database

April 6, 2007 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

The usual easy rule to deciding whether a particular book is under copyright (at least in the U.S.) is to examine its publication date: works published before 1923 are in the public domain. But there are many works published before 1964 whose copyright notices were not renewed, and these works are also in the public […]

Checkers, Milhouse, and Poe…

April 6, 2007 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

In some of my reading up on checkers, I encountered this quotation from Poe’s Murders in the Rue Morgue: I will, therefore, take occasion to assert that the higher powers of the reflective intellect are more decidedly and more usefully tasked by the unostentatious game of draughts than by a the elaborate frivolity of chess. […]