Project Gutenberg Canada

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Project Gutenberg Canada
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Established July 1, 2007; 9 years ago (2007-07-01)
Website Project Gutenberg Canada Home Page

Project Gutenberg Canada is a Canadian digital library founded in 2007 to coincide with Canada Day. As an organization with separate governance and objectives from Project Gutenberg, their website allows Canadian citizens to create e-texts and download books that are otherwise not in the public domain in other countries. Some authors whose works have entered the public domain in Canada and are thus available on Project Gutenberg Canada are A. A. Milne, Walter de la Mare, Sheila Kaye-Smith, Amy Carmichael, Gertrude Lawrence, Marshall Broomhall, Lilias Trotter, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Isobel Kuhn, and George Orwell. Distributed Proofreaders Canada began contributing ebooks to Project Gutenberg Canada when launched on December 1, 2007.

In Canada, the copyright period for works is 50 years after the year the author has died. Therefore, if the book was published during the author's lifetime and the author died 51 years ago or more, the book is in the Canadian public domain. Project Gutenberg Canada has received permission to redistribute books still under copyright in some cases.

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