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De Mille’s The 10 Commandments will slip the shackles of ownership, allowing any individual or company to release them freely, mash them up with other work, or sell them with no restriction.
They were less specialized, more direct, shorter, and far less formal. Entire data sets could fit in a table on a single page.
He has committed many of his most egregious war crimes strategically—sometimes to eliminate civilians who would rather die than live under his rule, sometimes to neuter an international order that occasionally threatens to limit his power, and sometimes, as with his use of chemical weapons, to accomplish both goals at once.
When he does wrong, he does it consciously and with intended effect. The Syrian regime’s suspected chemical-weapons attack on Saturday in Douma, a suburb of Damascus, suggests that Assad and his allies have accomplished many of their primary war aims, and are now seeking to secure their hegemony in the Levant.
It will be joined by hundreds of thousands of other books, musical scores, and films first published in the United States during 1923.
It’s the first time since 1998 for a mass shift to the public domain of material protected under copyright.