Author talk:Isaac Asimov

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Edit protected[edit]

I am not sure why this page is protected, but if someone could add W:Bibliography of Isaac Asimov to the see also and set the protection to semi if it is really needed so the other 450 or so books by the author can be added, that would be great. Jeepday 11:53, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

I unprotected it (the original reason doesn't apply as it's not deleted…) and added the link. Most of the works of Asimov are copyrighted so the best you could do would be to add to the list of works. (Though feel free to find public domain works!) --Benn Newman 15:10, 7 June 2008 (UTC)
Thanks I brought over the whole list. I will put in the links and clean it up, it will be ready for the books when the 2062 gets here. Jeepday 17:43, 7 June 2008 (UTC)
Nice work. Please dont link to works that are covered by copyright, otherwise people will think that we want them added, which means rude shocks for wouldbe contributors who find their contributions deleted. You can use {{copyright-until}} to prepare for 2062 ! :-) John Vandenberg (chat) 02:27, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
Thanks, I think it is ready for 2062 now, unless I missed something when I was making the changes. Jeepday 03:00, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
Ideally, we want to have recorded the year of first publication for each work, and copyright renewal IDs for each work that was published prior to 1964 (see {{PD-US-no-renewal}}), as it is quite possible that some of the short stories are actually free of copyright in the edition printed in magazines, as it is the book edition that has been renewed. John Vandenberg (chat)
I would not even know where to look for that info, but if I was to guess I would say he probably renewed the copyrights, and that his estate is renewing them now. Many of the short stories did appear in magazines then were republished in books (several times). Jeepday 03:27, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
The first step is to find the existing renewal IDs for each title, using the Stanford database. If there are titles which dont appear there, then you will have found something interesting; e.g. it might indicate that the work was first published under a different name. John Vandenberg (chat) 05:10, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Isaac Asimov - Summary Bibliography[edit]

I found a very complete Bibliography, here It appears to have a very good list of publication history. Jeepday 11:03, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

"Until 2062"?[edit]

"Copyrighted in the United States until 2062" makes it sound like the copyright will expire on January 1, 2062. I'm pretty sure the copyright won't expire until January 1, 2063 if we're using 70 pma. Maybe the wording should be changed to "...through 2062" or "...through the end of 2062" or "until January 1, 2063". On the other hand, according to [1], the works that were published up through 1977 will be copyrighted until 95 years after the publication date, not 70 years pma, so The Great SF Stories 1 (published 1939), for example, will be public domain as early as January 1, 2035. Angr 23:35, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

You are encouraged to research and adjust the copyright end dates as appropriate. You might consider including references for the appropriate copyrights as well, so when 2072 gets here there will be a record of why that is the PD for a work in 1977. Jeepday (talk) 00:45, 21 September 2008 (UTC)
Minor note: "The Great SF Stories 1 (1939)" is the title of an anthology that was published in 1979 of works (by various authors) published in 1939. As the co-editor of the volume is still alive, it (the anthology, but not Asimov's comments nor the stories) will be in copyright until at least the end of 2079.--Prosfilaes (talk) 19:53, 13 July 2009 (UTC)