World Book Page of the Day
February 7, 2009 9:07 AM   Subscribe

World Book Page of the Day
One full page of the 1969 World Book Encyclopedia every day.
posted by swift (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

World Book was a favorite reference resource of mine as well. It's delightful to see the 1969 pages again.

One question -- have you checked to be sure you are abiding by copyright requirements? After publication with notice, copyright protection lasts 28 years (in this case until 1997), and then in most cases the work receives an automatic extension of 67 years for a second term of copyright protection (in this case, hypothetically until 2064). See here.

If you haven't already, you may wish to have World Book vet your project or get advice from an intellectual property expert about your site.
posted by terranova at 7:27 AM on February 10, 2009

I love this! My dad sold WB door to door so we got a crisp new set every year. I remember how tv pages stuck together at first.
posted by mds35 at 5:42 PM on February 10, 2009

terranova, I have only checked to see if this might constitute Fair Use and, uh, maybe it does... The pages are posted for the purpose of commentary, I don't receive money from ads, etc.

But since IANAL, it might be good to check with a copyright lawyer and/or World Book, as you suggest. Thanks!
posted by swift at 6:19 PM on February 10, 2009

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