[posted] REPosted (#6739, Gide)

Al Haines ajhaines at shaw.ca
Mon Jun 18 11:55:05 PDT 2012

Helene, according to http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Caves_du_Vatican,
this book was published in 1914, which means that it's out of copyright
in the United States.  It's clearly stated on PG's home page, in the
Terms of Use, that:

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Since Gide died in 1951, his works are in public domain in Canada, as
are works by other authors who died in 1961 or earlier.  (BTW--PGCanada
has one of Gide's works, "Retour de l'U.R.S.S.", published in 1936.)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: posted-bounces at lists.pglaf.org 
> [mailto:posted-bounces at lists.pglaf.org] On Behalf Of Helen de Mink
> Sent: Sunday, June 17, 2012 10:19 AM
> To: Chuck Greif; Project Gutenberg Postings Announcements
> Subject: Re: [posted] REPosted (#6739, Gide)
> At 18:55 17/06/2012, Chuck Greif wrote:
> >Les Caves du Vatican, by André Gide                          
>              6739
> >   [Language: French]
> >   [Link: http://www.gutenberg.org/6/7/3/6739 ]
> >   [Updated edition of: etext04/8cvvt10.txt]
> >   [Files: 6739-8.txt; 6739-h.htm]
> >
> >Thanks to Walter Debeuf
> >
> >This file has been corrected, updated with new header, 
> removed from its 
> >old address in etext04 and filed under the new directory system.
> Hi Chuck,
> That book is still under copyright in France. 
> Gide died in 1951, and the French (and European) 
> copyright rules are 70 years after the death of the author.
> I'm particularly shocked to see that PG doesn't 
> seem to care, but what's more important, there 
> should be a warning for Europeans that this book 
> is still under copyright in Europe and that downloading could 
> pose problems.
> Hélène

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