Originally Posted by Lynx-lynx
Harry, none of those words you captured were mine, they all came from the Australian Copyright Council.
Yes, I completely appreciate that
And clearly where no copyright exists - then none exists.
Forgive me if I'm labouring the point, but it's really not a case of "clearly".
Let's consider the case of a Canadian author who died in 1960. Because Canada has a "life+50" copyright law, the works of this author are now in the public domain in Canada (they entered the Canadian public domain on 1st Jan 2011). One might think that these works are still protected by copyright in Australia (and they would be if they were Australian works), but due to the fact that Australian copyright law incorporates the rule of the shorter term, Canadian editions of these works are also
in the public domain in Australia.