Re: photo from an old book
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on June 02, 1999 at 05:01:57:
In Reply to: photo from an old book posted by Maria Welych on June 01, 1999 at 22:23:15:
: I am interested in publishing a picture from a book
: published in the UK in 1956, but I am wondering what
: (if any) copyright law would cover it. The publisher
: is no longer in business. Thanks.
There is a high risk of copyright infringment. Copyrights are entitled to international protection by treaties. A registration must be had in the US to enforce the UK rights. This may or may not have been done. The facts and law can be very complex. A simple solution might be to approach the UK publisher. It might cost less to make a small payment than to research your rights.
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