Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on January 15, 1999 at 05:42:38:
In Reply to: Facsimile of 16th C. document--copyrighted? posted by D. Leed on January 14, 1999 at 06:50:30:
: I was recently informed that the fasimile photograph of
: a 16th century manuscript folio which is in
: a book published 8 years ago in Italy does not fall under
: copyright protection and can be duplicated for use in
: other works. Can anyone substantiate this claim, or
: point me towards the relevant sections in US copyright law?
I neglected to prior mention that there is no restriction on the use of the intellectutal content of the book. I am inclined to think, without taking responsibility for the thought that you ought to be able to even use the language of the manuscript but just not reproduce the manuscript.
M. Arthur Auslander
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