With the beginning of a new year, we often think of new things. Whether they are gifts received or new opportunities. One thing we will not be getting this year is all the works that would have become public domain if the copyright law had not changed in 1978. Instead, we get to wait until 2049 for them to go into the public domain. Some of the works include Walt Disney's Peter Pan, Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, Ian Fleming's Casino Royale (the first James Bond novel), and many others. For more information, see this link http://www.law.duke.edu/cspd/publicdomainday/pre1976 from the Center For The Study Of The Public Domain.