Re: OT: Can a book published in 1908 still be under copyright?
|From:||Dana Nutter <sasxsek@...>|
|Date:||Monday, July 17, 2006, 15:26|
li [Tristan Alexander McLeay] mi tulis la
> I suppose before you go off and do this, the question you have to try
> to guess is how much do you reproducing the work is worth to its
> copyright holders, if any? If your reproduction is the last printing
> from 1921, probably no-one will notice and you can take advantage of
> US copyright law's early laxness. If it's from 2003 and they're still
> running off more copies, I'd be inclined to be cautious ... even if
> it's out of copyright and you can demonstrate that, you probably don't
> want the legal challenge.
The whole thing is very tricky. Beyond national laws are international
treaties. Though IANAL.
I did read a few years back how intellectual property laws are now even
more complex. Now copyright notices don't even need to be displayed,
nor do copyrights really need to be regisitered anywhere to be valid.