Sunday, January 25, 2015

Now's Your Chance to Become Ian Feming

Copyright quirk leaves James Bond up for grabs in Canada: Master spy James Bond, one of pop culture’s most iconic figures, is now available for dangerous assignments from Canadian writers, thanks to a copyright quirk that allows the writing and publication in Canada of original material based on Bond creator Ian Fleming’s work. As of Jan. 1, the original writings of Fleming, a former British naval intelligence agent who published 12 novels and nine stories featuring 007 between 1952 and 1966, have entered the public domain. That’s because Canada’s view of copyright is that it extends for 50 years after the death of a writer.  

Hat tip to Fred Zackel.

No comments: