New life for established works
January 1st not only marked the beginning of a new year, it also marked the moment that thousands of creative works published in 1926 entered the public domain. Anyone can now reuse these works of literature, music, and imagery, adapting them into new creations of their own. Teachers can use creative works in the public domain in their classes, and students can use them as part of their assignments, all without worry about getting permission first.
Among the works entering the public domain this year are pieces by Hemingway, D.H. Lawrence, Faulkner, Agatha Christie and A.A. Milne, author of the much beloved book, Winnie-the-Pooh.