What books would be entering the public domain if we had the pre-1978 copyright laws? The books above are but a fraction of what would be entering the public domain on January 1.
Imagine them being freely available to students and teachers around the world.
So I think now, with the 20th anniversary approaching, would be a very good time to do it.
"It justifies a sequel because we have something cogent to work on, which is the passage of time and what it's done to these people, who in their early 20s were hedonists and prepared to take enormous risks with what they put into their bodies and how they behaved.
Current US law extends copyright for 70 years after the date of the author’s death, and corporate “works-for-hire” are copyrighted for 95 years after publication.
There were full marks flying right, left and centre from the rest of the critics, with only a few four stars pulling down the average a smidge.
The West End theatre has a capacity of 1,400 over its four levels, and has recently hosted Tickets are on sale now and are priced from £10 all the way up to £130.
Previews - long since sold out - are priced at £20, £50, £80 or £100 for a seat for both Part One and Part Two of the play or £10, £25, £40 or £50 if bought separately.
Fans are urged to see the two parts in one day - matinee and evening - or on two consecutive days. The Telegraph wrote: "The emotional climax is devastating even on paper.
Once again, the fantasy world that Rowling created nearly 20 years ago is at its most powerful when it sets aside magic and reveals the basic, brutal and human mechanics of love and grief."While the Hollywood Reporter writes: "The big problem is is less an original story than a remix of the existing Potter mythology.
Performances after opening from August 3 are priced at £30, £70, £100 or £130 for a seat for both Part One and Part Two of the play and £15, £35, £50 or £65 if bought separately.175,000 tickets were snapped up in just eight hours and booking has been extended several times over already. And if you're looking for a bargain, JK Rowling has confirmed that 40 low-price tickets will be available every Friday at 1pm for the following week's performances. A Special Rehearsal Edition of the script "will comprise of the version of the play script at the time of the play's preview performances" and was released on July 31 - the day after official opening.