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I love it when a plan comes together… [May. 7th, 2009|02:37 pm]

In one of the most fascinating applications of public domain I’ve seen in a while, I present Dracula Feed at dracula-feed.blogspot.com… . Bram Stoker’s original novel is written in the form of diary entries and letters, and someone has had the brillian insight to post this public domain material in a new form: a blog. Entries to the blog will be posted on the corresponding dates of the original material.

I land on the ‘information wants to be free’ perspective, while still respecting a healthy copyright practice. In the time since Stoker wrote his novel, copyright has been scaled. enlarged, grown, and extended beyond what many (myself included) would consider healthy. This new format for Bram Stoker’s words is an excellent example of how letting material enter public domain can actually allow the material to gain new audiences and remain culturally relevant.

Oh, and if you doubt the intrinsic academic value of Vampires, here is a brief article, as relayed to me by Elenuial, on how vibrant and interdisciplinary a topic the infamous bloodsuckers can be: io9.com…

Originally published at lebor.net. You can comment here or there.


[User Picture]From: professormortis
2009-05-07 06:42 pm (UTC)

Didn't they do this a LONG while back? On a website maybe? I feel like I've seen it before, and not recently...
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[User Picture]From: laurion
2009-05-07 07:34 pm (UTC)
There was a similar project started some time ago to do the same thing with the diary of Samuel Pepys. But that wasn't a fictional work (or at least, not deliberately - I suspect not all of Pepys' words are entirely factual).
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[User Picture]From: professormortis
2009-05-07 07:35 pm (UTC)

This was definitely Dracula. Hmm. I'll have to find it.
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[User Picture]From: koboldninja_5
2009-05-07 08:23 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed that science article.
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