James Joyce Has Gone Public! The Public Domain Class of 2012


January stretches out before us like a desolate wilderness raging with inclement weather. What better way to fill the hours than filming your own adaptation of Ulysses and uploading it to the Internet? Other writers who died 70 years ago with works now in the public domain include Virginia Woolf, Sherwood Anderson and Henri Bergson.

It doesn’t mean you can record and sell your own audiobook of To the Lighthouse though — you have to wait 95 years for work copyrighted in the United States after 1923.