Re: copywriting previously copywrited books whose copywrite has expired
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on February 10, 2001 at 06:46:41:
In Reply to: copywriting previously copywrited books whose copywrite has expired posted by Daniel L. Federspiel on February 10, 2001 at 03:41:14:
: I have acquired a very old (1882 AD) book that was copywrited at that time and believe that it would be a popular book in bookstores today. May I get a copywrite on this book and have it published and keep the proceeds for myself. When does a book copywrite become public domain property.
Dear Mr. Federspiel,
The answer is no but there are creative things that might be done.
M. Arthur Auslander
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