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Old 02-21-2009, 10:10 PM   #1
boydcarts
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Regional copyright quesiton on MR books

I've been looking over some of the books downloadable from here on MR, but I see that many of them contain the message:
This work is in the Canadian public domain OR the copyright holder has given specific permission for distribution. It may still be under copyright in some countries. If you live outside Canada, check your country's copyright laws. If the book is under copyright in your country, do not download or redistribute this work.

To report a copyright violation you can contact us here.


To cite a specific case, I'd like to get a copy of "1984" , but as it is still under copyright in the U.S., am I correct in assuming that would make it illegal for me to download? (even though it and many of the "Canadian" books seem to have been uploaded by people in the U.S.)

Sorry if this is a complete "newb" question, but I've searched the forums a few times and haven't found a distinct answer.
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