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Source: Smithsonian Mag

All works that were first published in 1923 in the United States will be open to the public for quoting and remaking, including books, films, photographs, poems and musical compositions, as reported by Smithsonian Magazine.

This is the first time in 20 years that a mass copyright of great works expires, and experts say it could hugely benefit and inspire the creative world to rewrite versions of films released that year, remake songs from that year, write responses to certain pieces, and so on. That includes works by Robert Frost, Winston Churchill, Marcel Duchamp, Jean Toomer, and more.

After 95 years, Smithsonian Mag writes, “it is time to release these works” into the 21st century.

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Copyrights for Works Published in 1923 in The U.S. Expire in the New Year

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