World Braille Day

World Braille Day

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Today is World Braille Day! January fourth has been recognized and observed as World Braille day since the year 2019, after it got approval from the United Nations General Assembly back in 2018.

10 Quotes to Celebrate Jacob Grimm’s Birthday

10 Quotes to Celebrate Jacob Grimm’s Birthday

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Jacob Grimm, half of the literary duo ‘The Brothers Grimm,’ was born on January 4th, 1785. He is best known for his work on Grimm’s Fairy Tales, but was also a philologist and jurist and discovered Grimm’s law of linguistics along with being the author and co-author of works such as Deutsches Wörterbuch and Deutsche Mythologie. In honor of what would be his 236th birthday, here are some of the folklorist’s best quotes. “The true poet, is like a man who’s happy anywhere, in endless measure, if he’s allowed to look at leaves and grass, to see the sun rise …

Great Gatsby Entering Public Domain

Great Gatsby Entering Public Domain

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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby will be joining other works like Little Women, Pride and Prejudice, and Great Expectations, as it enters the public domain in January 2021. Though the work was published more than 75 years ago, which is how long most copyright extends, it is only now becoming free to use due to an extension placed on the original copyright by the 1998 Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act. So what does this mean? Well entering the public domain means the work, its characters, the story, and everything in between is up to interpretation, adaptation, …