Re: Are SPEECHES copyright-protected?
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on December 23, 2000 at 04:11:30:
In Reply to: Are SPEECHES copyright-protected? posted by Tom on December 22, 2000 at 16:36:28:
: I want to develop an education website that will contain speeches from Colonial American history to Contemporary American History. Does this require permission? If I publish the website and include, let's say, Clinton's Inaugaral Address, is that legal?
: Kind Regards,
I'd have to research the question. Copyright is good for life plus 70 years. The Copyright Office says that everything prior to 1923 is public domain.
There are right to report news and what public people say. I'd have to research the limits. Where there is no copyright notice, there is usually no liabililty until notice.
It can get very complex.
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