Did you know that most books published between 1923 and 1963 are in the public domain?

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At least that is what Google, in reviewing Copyright renewals is finding. See Google Book Search Blog on US copyright renewal records available for download.Googlea€™s latest announcement (the topic of that post) was scraping together a 56MB XML file (zipped) containing a list of the books that were not renewed.The fact that Google is tracking such information and (presumably) scanning those public domain books for online readinga€¦is an unbelievable thing.
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