nothing was illegal, since there were no longer any laws
-George Orwell, 1984.
I picked up my copy of the Commemorative 1984 Edition at the Oak Park Public Library Annual Book Fair. (If you attend the fair, I would recommend bringing a backpack, a box, and a UHaul. Priced at 50 cents, you can buy a lot of paperbacks…)
According to Wikipedia, 1984 will not be in the public domain (USA) until 2044. There are several web sites that feature the complete text of 1984. It is in the public domain in Canada, Russia, and Australia.
Online editions of 1984 can be found at:
Orwell RU features a terrific gallery of 1984 cover art.