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2007-08-18 Second Hand Market and Public Domain

I have a very bad habit when I'm in a second hand market selling old books. Before looking deeply into the table of content or the content, my eyes are always attracted by the date of publication. You never know, sometimes you may find books that felt or will fall soon in the public domain… that's a potential source to be put in Wikipedia or any other project collecting works. If those works became accessible, they could be used/mixed with other works. In that scope, there is a nice summary table of copyright term in US (for Europe there are some differences but that's already a good starting point). A table to keep in his pocket or his moleskine when you are in a second hand market…