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John Royce
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Ancient Literary Works & Copyrights????
« on: Jun 14th, 2005, 5:03pm »
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I have read page after page of before and after 1978 copyright office infomation...  And I still cannot find a difinative statement on how you would treat this question.  
 
Can you produce a work of commentary based upon an ancient literary works?
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Re: Ancient Literary Works & Copyrights????
« Reply #1 on: Jun 14th, 2005, 7:06pm »
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My definition of ancient would not include stuff published
anytime during US history.  That material was never protected
by copyright in the US.
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Re: Ancient Literary Works & Copyrights????
« Reply #2 on: Jun 15th, 2005, 7:11am »
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You can produce a "commentary" about a current, copyright-protected work without violating copyrights, if I understand the question correctly.  With that in mind, the classification of the work as "ancient" is besides the point.
 
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