[posted] !!! Copyright problem? Re: Posted (#23892, Jenkins AKA Leinster) !
gbnewby at pglaf.org
Mon Aug 6 06:04:39 PDT 2012
Thanks for this, John. I've reviewed it, and found the story
is essentially the same, but the expression is not. I.e.,
the changes are non-trivial from the serial to the book.
I've decided to go ahead and remove our #23892, though this
is a marginal case and we have not heard from the author.
Apologies to Greg Weeks and the rest of the submission team, for
not catching this earlier.
WW'ers: please re-use this for a future submission.
On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 06:35:19PM -0400, John Mark Ockerbloom wrote:
> Murray Leinster appears to have registered its copyright
> for "Long Ago, Far Away" under its book title, _Four from Planet 5_.
> The original registration is dated Dec. 1, 1959; this magazine
> version was published in the September 1959 _Amazing_.
> The copyright to _Four From Planet 5_ was eventually renewed;
> the renewal for the book is RE0000357956, dated Nov. 10, 1987.
> While the magazine publication does precede the book by a few months,
> I recall that in the dispute over some of Poul Anderson's works, PG
> was considering the publication of a story in a magazine and a book
> as a single "publication event" if they were close enough, and that
> the copyright registration for one would be considered to apply
> to the other. (IIRC, some of the examples in the Anderson dispute
> might not have been as closely published as this one.)
> If that's the case, this story probably shouldn't have been cleared.
> Can someone let me know what your determination is on this one? Thanks.
> On 12/18/07 12:36 PM, Suzanne Lybarger wrote:
> >Long Ago, Far Away, by William Fitzgerald Jenkins AKA Murray Leinster 23892
> > [Illustrator: Finlay]
> > [Link: http://www.gutenberg.org/2/3/8/9/23892 ]
> > [Files: 23892.txt; 23892-8.txt; 23892-h.htm]
> >Thanks to Greg Weeks, Stephen Blundell and the Online
> >Distributed Proofreading Team at http://www.pgdp.net
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