I would like to translate some old books out of copyright. If I put it online for free, I think somebody could edit it a little and then publish it, making them have the copyrights for it while I would have done 90% of the work. Has anything like this happened before in the translator's world?
I have thought about it myself, but never had it realized for the luck of time. I think, however, that it doesn't necessarily have to be for free. I think it is possible to find some old books that will interest enough readers for you to be able to sell them. Maybe old children's stories? Just a thought...
If you actually do it, please let me know how it went for you.