Thu, 21 February 2008
For October 6, 2007. Twenty years ago today, the works of Marcel Proust entered the public domain in most of the world. I talk about the effect this has had on the literary community in the intervening twenty years, and offer a few thoughts about the benefits of allowing copyright to expire.
Today's episode music is from 'Sunlit Harbour,' by Torchomatic. Our theme music is composed and performed by Marc Rose.
Today's show marks the beginning of a new push to make 'It Was 20 Years Ago Today' both more frequent and more timely -- the podcast it was always intended to be. There will be a few more shows from the old year coming up, and they will be interspersed with genuine, on the day shows. I hope you'll find the results worth the wait.
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