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[quote] On 2011-12-18 08:29, Vlad_77 wrote: [quote] On 2011-12-17 10:27, boinko wrote: When is it slated to go into the public domain? [/quote] Boinko, Normally, books go into the public domain 67 years after the death of the copyright holder IF the copyright was not renewed. However, given the fact that it took a minor miracle for Mr. Kaufman to reprint this seems to imply that the copyright has been well protected. So we will be old if not dead when Greater Magic goes PD. There is a reason why Bobo is incomplete in the Dover edition and that is because certain sections had the copyright renewed and others didn't. So the complete Bobo can only be had in the Magic,Inc. hard back. Interesting weird trivia for you: The Bible is still under copyright! I should modify that: the Bible used by protestants is still protected by copyright. The protestant bible has 66 books. The Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox bibles have 73 and 74 books respectively: the Deuterocanonical books (referred to as Apocrypha by protestants) and in the case of the Orthodox Christian Church one addition book beyond 1st and 2nd Maccabees. Strange that the word of God is under copyright. Lawyers!! Grrr Dracula however IS public domain which is why you see a plethora of editions and printing. Not that you would make much money, but, you can legally do an edition of Stoker's classic. Ahimsa, Vlad PS: Copyright laws are fairly complex though not as complex as Trademark laws. The information In have provided is not from a legal expertise but rather conventions in the laws as they were 10 years ago when I worked as a cartographic specialist and archiver. [/quote]
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