The Public Domain – New Entries in 2019!

Here’s some exciting news for 2019 – for the first time in over 20 years new works will be entering the public domain!

This is an exciting announcement for everyone, thousands of written works, musical compositions, films, paintings and photographs will be free of the bonds of copyright.  Some of you may be old enough to remember when changes to copyright law were passed in 1998, with the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act.


Copyright can be very confusing – if you’d like to read up on the details you can do so here.

What can we look forward to having unfettered access to in the new year?  Plenty.  1923 was a big year in entertainment, the arts, and literature.

You’ll be excited to know that beginning January 1st you will be able to publicly perform a mashup of The Prophet and Yes! We Have No Bananas should you be so inclined.

2019-book_gibran_prophet + 2019-music_yes-we-have-no-bananas + YOU = ???

The possibilities are endless!