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Copyright rules

Post by Rockslide » Tue Apr 25, 2006 9:20 pm

I looked around the web site for some information about copyright rules and wasn't successful, so I'm going to pose this as a question. I have a 1927 Automobile Digest which contains an interesting article about gas mileage and conserving fuel. Am I allowed to post that article here? I thought it might make interesting reading but I don't have a clue how the copyright laws pertain to a magazine article which is nearly 80 years old.

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Post by Bighorn » Wed Apr 26, 2006 12:25 am

If the article was published between 1923 - 1963, then the initial copyright term was for 28 years with renewal posibility of 67 years (47+20). That was valid for articles published with copyright notice.
So, in short, if the copyright wasn't renewed than it is in public domain.

Search at US Copyright Office records for renewal. If it doesn't exist, you can republish the article.

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Post by LarryW » Wed Apr 26, 2006 7:07 am

OH! I can't wait to read that... Hurry up!

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