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Old 10-20-2007, 02:48 PM   #5
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This is an interesting question, so I looked it up. Under US law a translation is a derivative work. The original part of the work is not protected under the same copyright as the parts added to the original. I am not certain whether a translation adds to the work.

Is it a valid copyright? I am waiting for an email from the US Copyright office.
I found several copyrights for German to English translations of Siddhartha by Herman Hesse. Each translation has a valid copyright.
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