Robert Musil (1880-1942)
The Man Without Qualities, was a complex ‘story of ideas’ published in three parts between 1920 and 1942. Although he was nominated for the Nobel Prize and greatly admired by contemporary writers, Musil never gained commercial popularity and was often bitter about those writers who had found success.
In 1709 (or was it 1710?) the Statute of Anne created the first purpose-built copyright law. This blog, founded just 300 short and unextended years later, is dedicated to all things copyright, warts and all.
Monday, 31 December 2012
They died in 1942 -- 7: Robert Musil
Seventh in the series of twelve mini-biographies of notable authors and creators whose works fall into the public domain in life-plus-70 copyright jurisdictions is Robert Musil, described here by guest contributor Miriam Levenson:
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On the subject of time passing by, I received this email from Balfour Smith, Program Coordinator
Center for the Study of the Public Domain, Duke University School of Law:
"What could have been entering the public domain in the US on January 1, 2013? Under the law that existed until 1978… Works from 1956. The films Godzilla, King of the Monsters!, The Best Things in Life Are Free, Forbidden Planet, The Ten Commandments, and Around the World in 80 Days, the stories 101 Dalmatians and Phillip K. Dick’s The Minority Report, the songs Que Sera, Sera and Heartbreak Hotel, and more… What is entering the public domain today? Nothing."
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