Writing News: famous works hit public domain

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I will make this quick because I am not sure how I want to tackle news about writing at this moment, but I thought this was interesting:

As reported by Hillel Italie for the Chicago Sun Times, The Great Gatsby (along with a few other works) will be entering the public domain in 2021.

“The novel’s copyright is set to expire at the end of 2020, meaning that anyone will be allowed to publish the book, adapt it to a movie, make it into an opera or stage or Broadway musical,” Italie writes. “No longer will you need permission to write a sequel, a prequel, a Jay Gatsby detective novel or a Gatsby narrative populated with zombies.”

Additionally, and according to other sources, other works will enter the public domain as well, including In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway, The Secret of Chimneys by Agatha Christie, and An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser.

Annabelle Gutterman, writer for Time, stated that “all literary works will eventually enter the public domain,” and that “The Great Gatsby is certainly not alone in that regard.”

“Works by Edith Wharton, Agatha Christie and thousands of other writers entered public domain in 2019,” she writes.

Works Cited

Italie, Hillel. “‘The Great Gatsby’ will enter public domain as copyright ends in 2021.'” Associated Press. Jan. 22, 2020. Web.

Schaub, Micahel. “Classics by Fitzgerald, Woolf Enter Public Domain.” Kirkus. Dec. 31, 2020. Web.