Re: copywright laws on books
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on May 10, 1999 at 13:29:17:
In Reply to: copywright laws on books posted by Deanna Swanick on May 10, 1999 at 08:11:18:
: I have two questions I hope to have answered:
: 1) when did books have to put the copywright date in them?
: 2) Any Idea of the publishing date on The works of Dickens published by Peter Fenelon Collier, New York. Or anyway via the internet of finding this info out? There is no copywright date in any of these books.
It would be easier to find an answer if it were clear what you want. Firstly though there can be international protection for copyrights, they are still domestic in every country. The copyrights you are talking about may by US or UK. I'd have to research the law prior to 1909 to find out what the copyright provisions were. Right now in the US as of 1989 it is not even necessary to use a copyright notice. My understanding of the British law without study was that thb UK did not require any notice at all. The original Dickens books are all in the public domain by my understanding of the law.
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