1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Thursday 14 March 2002This is more than 21 years old. Be careful.

The full text of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica is online. Cool. Now will someone please explain to me what this blurb is doing on the site:

The information on this site is protected against unauthorized use by others by a variety of laws and statutes.

Even with Disney trying to extend copyrights forever, surely the text of a 1911 book is in the public domain by now?

I sent an email asking this question to the editor, and got a reply that said the issues were more complicated, and they were working on an answer.


My father has all of the editions of the 1911 encyclopedia britannica and was wondering what the going price would be for all of the volumes.

thanks for your answer in advance....

FWIW, I just tripped over to the linked site and was told "Thank you for visiting the 1911 encyclopedia. This site is no longer available." Looks like they found an answer I don't like or got tired of looking.

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/search/?query=britannica does have (almost) all of it, but the naming convention does not make it clear whether they have all of it; they do not claim to have any of volume 1.

When I have access to the Wayback machine, I'll be checking whether it's available there.

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