Public Domain 1923 Remix Jam

For the first time in two decades, new works have entered the public domain in the United States! We're now free to reuse, remix, and republish these books, movies, and songs which were first published in the United States in 1923!!


"In 1998, works published in 1922 or earlier were in the public domain, with 1923 works scheduled to expire at the beginning of 1999. But then Congress passed the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act. It added 20 years to the terms of older works, keeping 1923 works locked up until 2019."

"On January 1, 2024, we'll see the expiration of the copyright for Steamboat Willie—and with it Disney's claim to the film's star, Mickey Mouse. The copyrights to Superman, Batman, Disney's Snow White, and early Looney Tunes characters will all fall into the public domain between 2031 and 2035."

Duke Law's summary post on the material entering the public domain (contains link to massive excel sheet of public domain works)
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