The Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act was a copyright extension law passed in 1998 to extend copyright protections to works published after 1923 (which would otherwise have already entered the public domain) by 20 years. Unfortunately, while Disney may be happy that Mickey Mouse still falls under copyright protections, that also means that less-famous books that are now out of print can’t be made available to the public. But a provision of the law provides for public access for research, allowing nonprofit libraries to distribute the works if they cannot be found elsewhere for a reasonable price.
"A Poe Webliography: Edgar Allan Poe on the Internet"
This critical guide to online and CD-ROM resources on Edgar Allan Poe is an online version of a 1997 article by Rutgers University professor Heyward Ehrlich. The nine chapters and five appendices include organized links to sites providing biographical information, critical literary commentary, research guides, historical sites and museums, and more. The sites included in this impressive collection are geared toward research rather than interactive exploration.