Re: Claiming Copright on Old Maps
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on August 12, 2001 at 23:35:38:
In Reply to: Claiming Copright on Old Maps posted by Paul Matus on August 12, 2001 at 05:56:43:
: Someone has produced a work consisting of color copies of public domain maps and has added little explanations of what the maps show.
: Can someone use all or portions of these copies in their own work, not using the added content. IOW, does the original compiler have any claim in the copied physical material to which nothing original has been added?
Dear Mr. Matus,
It is my unresearched belief that copying from the compiled work is an infringement, Finding a public domain source is the only way I can think of for safety.
M. Arthur Auslander
Auslander & Thomas-Intellectual Property Law Since 1909
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