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 Post subject: Re: Father Brown Movie
PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:50 pm 
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Shouldn't most of the Father Brown stories, if not all of them, be in the public domain by now? So I don't think there are any licensing issues.



I doubt it. But I'm no authority. The rights were in the hands of Dorothy Collins, until her death in 1989.

But I could be wrong.
Isn't the rules (at least in America and in Norway) that a work becomes part of the public domain 70 years after the death of the author? The question is: Does this merely include the stories themselves (meaning that anyone can print or publish them), or the characters also?

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 Post subject: Re: Father Brown Movie
PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:55 pm 
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Isn't the rules (at least in America and in Norway) that a work becomes part of the public domain 70 years after the death of the author? The question is: Does this merely include the stories themselves (meaning that anyone can print or publish them), or the characters also?


The rule is actually 70 years after the death of the author or 95 years after the first publication, whichever is longer, and 90% of the time the longer one is the 95 years rule. So, for example, Gone With the Wind, first published in 1936, will fall into the public domain inn 2031, because Margaret Mitchell died in 1949, 50 years after her death is 2019....2031 is later than 2019, so for that work the 95 year rule applies.

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 Post subject: Re: Father Brown Movie
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Closet Catholic wrote:
GKC wrote:
Doom wrote:
Shouldn't most of the Father Brown stories, if not all of them, be in the public domain by now? So I don't think there are any licensing issues.



I doubt it. But I'm no authority. The rights were in the hands of Dorothy Collins, until her death in 1989.

But I could be wrong.
Isn't the rules (at least in America and in Norway) that a work becomes part of the public domain 70 years after the death of the author? The question is: Does this merely include the stories themselves (meaning that anyone can print or publish them), or the characters also?


Also, most everything published before 1923 is public domain in the U.S. (generally speaking - there are some exceptions!).

http://blog.librarylaw.com/librarylaw/2 ... omain.html

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 Post subject: Re: Father Brown Movie
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Alec Guinness, or perhaps better known for his role as Ben Kenobi in the original Star Wars trilogy, had planned to become an Anglican priest, but when he was on the set of this film, dressed as priest, a young boy walked up to him, unknowing of him NOT being a priest, held his hand and had great trust in the man, talking to him with much love. The event so inspired Alec, that he converted to Catholicism shortly thereafter. And so, England took another step in the direction of returning to Holy Mother Church.


That story bears some similarities to the story of another Obi-wan Kenobi I know.

..no quince mentioned though.


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 Post subject: Re: Father Brown Movie
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:40 pm 
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his was Alec Guiness in the 1954 film THE DETECTIVE, playing Chesterton's Fr. Brown, story adapted from the first Fr. Brown story: "The Blue Cross".

I've just heard that will be a new BBC series this year, based on Fr. B. I await further news.


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I just watched that movie on AMC a couple of days ago! :)


A new BBC series, you say? I am searching now...

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 Post subject: Re: Father Brown Movie
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Desertfalcon wrote:
GKC wrote:
his was Alec Guiness in the 1954 film THE DETECTIVE, playing Chesterton's Fr. Brown, story adapted from the first Fr. Brown story: "The Blue Cross".

I've just heard that will be a new BBC series this year, based on Fr. B. I await further news.


GKC

I just watched that movie on AMC a couple of days ago! :)



A new BBC series, you say? I am searching now...


KMA. I want to know more.

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 Post subject: Re: Father Brown Movie
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MontChevalier wrote:
Alec Guinness, or perhaps better known for his role as Ben Kenobi in the original Star Wars trilogy, had planned to become an Anglican priest, but when he was on the set of this film, dressed as priest, a young boy walked up to him, unknowing of him NOT being a priest, held his hand and had great trust in the man, talking to him with much love. The event so inspired Alec, that he converted to Catholicism shortly thereafter. And so, England took another step in the direction of returning to Holy Mother Church.


That story bears some similarities to the story of another Obi-wan Kenobi I know.

..no quince mentioned though.


Can you elaborate?

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