Excellent work. This was a major irritant (the definition of "nationalised
work") in commons. Congratulations and thanks to all who made this possible.
On Jan 13, 2016 4:30 PM, "Ravishankar Ayyakkannu" <ravidre...@wikimedia.in>

> Hi,
> The Government of Tamil Nadu has declared all books that have been
> nationalized so far and all books that will be nationalized in future will
> be released under CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication
> license <https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/>, when their
> copyright has not already expired according to  Indian Copyright Act, 1957
> and Indian Copyright Rules, 1958.
> Nationalization of books written by eminent people who have worked for the
> development of Tamil language and society is a pioneering scheme by Tamil
> Nadu Government where copyright is acquired following due procedure and the
> books are declared nationalized for public usage.
> The Government of Tamil Nadu first acquired rights for the works of Poet 
> Subramania
> Bharathi <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subramania_Bharati> in 1949 and
> announced his works as nationalized in 1963. Since then it has nationalized
> 2000+ works written by 100+ authors.
> In order to make these books fully available for public usage globally, it
> is essential that these books are available under a free content license.
> An official letter announcing this can be seen at
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tamil-Nadu-Nationalized-Books-Public-Domain-Declaration.jpg
> This announcement was made possible owing to the collaboration between
> Tamil Virtual Academy, Global Tamil Wikimedia Community and Wikimedia India.
> Thanks,
> Ravi
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