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Old 06-27-2020, 12:01 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by rcentros View Post
Glad you posted. I was having trouble believing that I could take someone's PD book, move around a few sentences and then, add a couple words and have the right to copyright this as a "new" work.

Unless I'm wrong (and I'm wrong often) I think what can be copyrighted when republishing a book in the public domain, is any additional material the publisher adds, like a new introduction, or new insights on the author's life, etc. something original. I think I've also seen the layout (fonts, margins, etc.) copyrighted which wouldn't mean much in an ePub or Mobi eBook.
There's also something called a collection copyright, where they collect a bunch of books or short stories and publish that collection. I can see that if it's a bunch of books or stories by different authors but if they're all already available from Gutenberg or Internet Archive then I don't see it.
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