Posted by Eric Fandrich on February 09, 1999 at 13:17:31:
In Reply to: Re: Public Domain and artwork posted by M. Arthur Auslander on February 09, 1999 at 11:05:18:
Allow me to suggest an example:
I have a book of poetry and images. On one page is a poem by Tennyson, on the other an impressionist painting by Renoir.
I am confident that I can copy the text of the poem: the poem is public domain.
Can I copy the painting? It too ostensibly, is in the public domain. One can see how things get murky quickly, and this it gets difficult.
It seems to me that there is imprecision in the concept of "Public Domain" or at least in my understanding of it.
Is there any case law dealing with this explicitly?
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