Chaplin, Christie works to enter public domain
The last time a substantial number of books or movies entered the public domain, AOL was America's favorite way to get online, YouTube didn't exist and most cellphone screens weren't even color.
Today, that changes. Books, movies and songs from 1923 will be free to use or even adapt and repurpose as their 95-year copyright expires.
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