Wednesday, March 19, 2008


So I spent part of yesterday designing a baseball biscornu that will never be used for the purpose I intended. I can still stitch it for myself. And will probably be doing so at the Nationals hosting of Stitch N Pitch night on June 20th.

And have decided to go a more generic route.

Like the words to Take Me Out To The Ball Game which was written in 1908. That means the copyright has expired, right?


Anna van Schurman said...

The length of time from writing alone doesn't mean it has expired; other conditions must be met. But I think it has.

Kathryn said...

Copyrights are now 75 years for the first copyright with extensions not only for the holder but their heirs and assigns. It's the "Disney Rule", so they wouldn't lose copyright on the mouse. Copyrights may be extended and extended so virtually they NEVER expire.

K in NY said...

A baseball biscornu? Cool! Can't wait to see photos

C in DC said...

According to this, anything published before 1923 is in the public domain.

jo said...

I'm fairly confident that it is okay for me use words from a song written 1908.

And does fair use apply to my pulling out a single line from a movie or song? Anyone who wants to weigh in with an opinion, I'll gladly listen.

example: There's no crying in baseball.

Anonymous said...

WRT: "There's no crying..." I read someplace that fair use allows for something like an 8 second snippet. I have NO idea where I read it, so I could be completely and totally wrong.

I'm looking forward to seeing your baseball biscornu as well!