|08-09-2009, 11:58 AM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2008
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Origins of PD texts?
Does it matter where you get a PD text from?
Are PD texts that are sold subject to copyright laws? This is assuming they contain no unique elements like introductions or notes.
|08-09-2009, 12:10 PM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2006
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It depends. If a non-trivial amount of formatting work has gone into a commercial publication of a PD work, for example, then in some countries at least it is subject to what's called a "typographical copyright", which lasts for 25 years from the date of publication.
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