It's not that simple unfortunately. The amount of years until the copyright expires varies for different reasons - such as if the copyright is renewed. According to wikipedia, at the most, a copyright can last for 120 years from creation. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_domain_in_the_United_Stateskuklachica said:Has anyone read "Parade's End" by Ford Madox Ford (who thought to name their kid Ford Ford??!?) My friend just wrote an article on it and how it's better than Downton Abbey... not sure if it could be... it was published in the 1920's I think, but it's only available on Amazon for 14.99. I thought older books were out of copyright and could be made into Project Gutenberg books, or something like that?? Not sure I want to pay 14.99 for it!