Now that it's 2021: what translatiions are newly Public Domain?

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Now that it's 2021: what translatiions are newly Public Domain?

Timchambers

This is a redo of an older post I did before, wondering what new works of translation may have moved into the public domain and be helpful for this project.

Now that it is 2021, the works published in 1925 or earlier should be in the public domain.

Here is one possible example I found:

The New Testament : an American translation
Author: Edgar J Goodspeed
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, 1923.

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015066434781;view=1up;seq=4

Or: http://rcbi-resources.yolasite.com/resources/New%20Testament%20American%20Translation.pdf

Here was his bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_J._Goodspeed

And more info here: http://www.bible-researcher.com/goodspeed.html

And it seems an Old Testament version of the "American Translation" version was here. This was published in 1927, but we should check as it may be public domain.

Press, 1923.

Old Testament, 1927. J.M. Powis Smith, ed., The Old Testament: An American Translation. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1927.
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Re: Now that it's 2021: what translatiions are newly Public Domain?

russellallen
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The “American Translation” is an interesting one, definitely groundbreaking. He seems on par with Moffat, though less well known. Sadly we will need to wait a bit for the OT :)

One issue with the copyright though is that we need to aim for it being out of copyright globally, which can be tricky. For instance there are countries which have copyright as life-of-the-author + 70 years and Edgar Goodspead died in 1962 

Have a look also at the cut down “Junior Bible” which he did:


Not really any use for us, but pretty cool nonetheless. Over 80 years old and better than some children’s bible’s I’ve seen…

:) Russell



On 3 Feb 2021, at 2:37 pm, Timchambers [via Open English Bible] <[hidden email]> wrote:


This is a redo of an older post I did before, wondering what new works of translation may have moved into the public domain and be helpful for this project.

Now that it is 2021, the works published in 1925 or earlier should be in the public domain.

Here is one possible example I found:

The New Testament : an American translation
Author: Edgar J Goodspeed
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, 1923.

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015066434781;view=1up;seq=4

Or: http://rcbi-resources.yolasite.com/resources/New%20Testament%20American%20Translation.pdf

Here was his bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_J._Goodspeed

And more info here: http://www.bible-researcher.com/goodspeed.html

And it seems an Old Testament version of the "American Translation" version was here. This was published in 1927, but we should check as it may be public domain.

Press, 1923.

Old Testament, 1927. J.M. Powis Smith, ed., The Old Testament: An American Translation. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1927.


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Re: Now that it's 2021: what translatiions are newly Public Domain?

Timchambers
Ah, very good point in terms of global copyright! I hadn't thought of that.

So I'll keep my eye out for things that are "life-of-the-author + 70 years."

Tim