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(Message started by: John Royce on Jun 14th, 2005, 5:03pm)

Title: Ancient Literary Works & Copyrights????
Post by John Royce on Jun 14th, 2005, 5:03pm
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?

Title: Re: Ancient Literary Works & Copyrights????
Post by Isaac Clark on Jun 14th, 2005, 7:06pm
My definition of ancient would not include stuff published
anytime during US history.  That material was never protected
by copyright in the US.

Title: Re: Ancient Literary Works & Copyrights????
Post by JSonnabend on Jun 15th, 2005, 7:11am
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.

- Jeff



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