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PostSubject: James Bond in Public Domain in Canada (and a few more countries)   Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:47 am


http://io9.com/what-does-it-mean-now-that-james-bonds-in-canadas-publi-1678191830?utm_content=buffer1483f&utm_medium=social&utm

On the subject, this might interest you: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries'_copyright_lengths
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PostSubject: Re: James Bond in Public Domain in Canada (and a few more countries)   Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:14 am

Shame that the author of that article didn't bother getting a statement from Ian Fleming Publications or The Ian Fleming Estate. Typical laziness from iO9, a member the Gawker family.

I don't see how this is going to be too big of a deal, though. Even if a "legitimate, serious spy novel with the character James Bond" was written in Canada, it wouldn't be able to gain much traction or match the size of an official Fleming Publications release.
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PostSubject: Re: James Bond in Public Domain in Canada (and a few more countries)   Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:24 pm

Things will surely be interesting when Bond will enter public domain in Europe.
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PostSubject: Re: James Bond in Public Domain in Canada (and a few more countries)   Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:03 am

Popping up again http://nerdist.com/james-bonds-copyright-has-expired-so-get-ready-for-some-canadian-remakes/
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PostSubject: Re: James Bond in Public Domain in Canada (and a few more countries)   Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:44 am

How come EON haven't ensured that their copyright of the cinematic Bond is totally global? Weird.
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PostSubject: Re: James Bond in Public Domain in Canada (and a few more countries)   Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:30 am

I imagine this will all be patched up somehow but, in the meantime, this could be an exciting development.

A new non-Eon Bond film? Could be refreshing.
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PostSubject: Re: James Bond in Public Domain in Canada (and a few more countries)   Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:15 pm

Makeshift Python wrote:
Popping up again http://nerdist.com/james-bonds-copyright-has-expired-so-get-ready-for-some-canadian-remakes/

That new prime minister (Justin... Bieber was it?) could play a Canuck Bond. He's the handsomest man in the world according to the interwebs.
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PostSubject: Re: James Bond in Public Domain in Canada (and a few more countries)   Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:03 pm

G section wrote:
I imagine this will all be patched up somehow but, in the meantime, this could be an exciting development.

A new non-Eon Bond film? Could be refreshing.

Exactly. It surely can't be worse than Moonraker, Die Another Day or SPECTRE. And I'd be very curious to see period pieces set in the 50s or 60s, and an adaptation of the For Your Eyes Only short story sounds interesting enough (sure, we got Moore's wonderful movie, but it had completely different locations).
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PostSubject: Re: James Bond in Public Domain in Canada (and a few more countries)   Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:44 am

Speaking of Bond entering the public domain in Canada, I just ordered a banned-in-the-U.S. book called "Bond On the Rocks" by author Curtis Cook. It popped up on Amazon and for only $10, I figured I'd give it a shot. The premise is intriguing.

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James Bond faces his most diabolical challenge of all time -- modern life. The cultural icon that role-modeled behavior of men for generations was pushed into retirement 20 years earlier in a feminist rebellion at Regents Park. He has blown through the personal fortune he accumulated as an irresistible and heavy-drinking super spy and survives on a modest pension in a world stumbling toward globalization, privatization and war. He is a jobless senior citizen on the brink of losing his Chelsea flat to the bank. “Very sad, very troubling but actually very funny all at once. We witness the real-world frailties, humiliations, joys, quirks and anguish of human struggle that the mythical hero has always managed to keep off-camera.” Mary Goodnight calls on him and is appalled at the pathetic version of the man she had once served and loved. She connects him with the former 006 who is now CEO of a flourishing private corporation in the emerging international security industry. Despite misgivings over the loyalties and principles of private enterprise, Bond finds the incentives, perks and female staff highly appealing. He is dispatched to Saddam Hussein’s Baghdad to locate and buy off a Russian physicist who absconded with plans for an advanced missile defense system. But the physicist is a stubborn, Soviet-era Communist who resists all offers to relocate to the West. With a major bonus at stake, Bond resorts to enhanced interrogation to uncover the missing plans – a bad move. Banned in the U.S., “Bond on the Rocks” (unsanctioned by the Franchise) is still available at reasonable cost in Canada, Japan, Cuba, New Zealand, China and many other countries that adhere to the "life plus 50" rule of the Berne Convention.
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