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#1
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'Our ebooks are free in the United States because their copyright has expired. They may not be free of copyright in other countries. Readers outside of the United States must check the copyright laws of their countries before downloading or redistributing our ebooks. '

no guarantee for the UK

sorry cold from me
#2
how come i've never heard of this site?!? thanks for this :)
#3
This is a very hot find..........hope the book worms don't infect the pc!
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crazyterrier2000
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'Our ebooks are free in the United States because their copyright has expired. They may not be free of copyright in other countries. Readers outside of the United States must check the copyright laws of their countries before downloading or redistributing our ebooks. '

no guarantee for the UK

sorry cold from me


For a literary work, copyright expires 70 years after the death of an author in both the US and UK. I think you are safe - Jane Austens heirs will not come after you!
#5
crazyterrier2000
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'Our ebooks are free in the United States because their copyright has expired. They may not be free of copyright in other countries. Readers outside of the United States must check the copyright laws of their countries before downloading or redistributing our ebooks. '

no guarantee for the UK

sorry cold from me


There's a separate Project Gutenberg list for Europe I think, plus if you search the books on the US site it will tell you if you are not permitted to download/distribute outside of the US. E.g.: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/16
#6
any half decent reads on here or older stuff that isnt popular anymore?
#7
andy182
any half decent reads on here or older stuff that isnt popular anymore?


Surely that's all down to personal taste ;)
#8
crazyterrier2000
taken from their site

'Our ebooks are free in the United States because their copyright has expired. They may not be free of copyright in other countries. Readers outside of the United States must check the copyright laws of their countries before downloading or redistributing our ebooks. '

no guarantee for the UK

sorry cold from me


You could have simply searched google for copyright terms for both countries :)
#9
debadwolff
how come i've never heard of this site?!? thanks for this :)

The project has been going on for years now, it just keeps getting better and better IMHO.
I did a search to see if it had been posted before and didn't see it, so I thought with it coming up to Christmas, and people getting Kindles, Android devices or Apple devices it would be worth mentioning.

Cheers
#10
They are all a bit old though. Fine if you want Jane Austin and the like.

Does anyone know of any free sites that do recent books?
#11
scubapaula
They are all a bit old though. Fine if you want Jane Austin and the like.

Does anyone know of any free sites that do recent books?


Depends what you mean by recent:

How to analyze people on sight (2009)

Why not browser around or use the search functionality?
#12
I was thinking more along the lines of crime novels. ie Patricia Cornwell type books or Dean Koontz, Michael Chrichton, Tom Clancy.

thanks


Edited By: scubapaula on Nov 25, 2010 14:38
#13
scubapaula
I was thinking more along the lines of crime novels. ie Patricia Cornwell type books or Dean Koontz, Michael Chrichton, Tom Clancy.

thanks


Did you read the front page of the link? A few sentances down:

Our ebooks are free in the United States because their copyright has expired. They may not be free of copyright in other countries. Readers outside of the United States must check the copyright laws of their countries before downloading or redistributing our ebooks.


I doubt books by these authors are public domain, and will be under copyright by their publishers. You'd have to buy their ebooks from somewhere like Amazon.
#14
Hi

if anyone likes scifi then the following site has a free library from various authors

http://www.baen.com
#15
Hi

if anyone likes scifi then the following site has a free library from various authors

http://www.baen.com

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