How can they do this?
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Posted by Jan Fields on July 26, 2000 at 07:40:30:
Recently some websites have begun selling individual old magazine articles
for a couple dollars per download. Some of the magazines in question
only pay for First North American Serial rights when they buy the articles.
How is it that these websites can claim to have gotten the right to sell
the articles in an archive, when the copyright should have reverted back
to the individual writer? Apparently contacting them does not make them
remove the content -- they claim to own it. I am totally confused. Is there
something the writers can do?
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