[PGCanada] Re: [gutvol-d] Copyright question (fwd)
hart at pglaf.org
Tue Jul 4 10:59:34 PDT 2006
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Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2006 09:16:35 -0700 (PDT)
From: Andrew Sly <sly at victoria.tc.ca>
Reply-To: Project Gutenberg Volunteer Discussion <gutvol-d at lists.pglaf.org>
To: Project Gutenberg Volunteer Discussion <gutvol-d at pglaf.org>
Subject: Re: [gutvol-d] Copyright question
Copyright laws are different in every country.
I know that in Canada, the duration of copyright is
determined by the life-span of the creator, regardless
of who actually owns the copyright. I cannot speak for
any other countries.
You are unlikely to find a useful answer here on the
Project Gutenberg Volunteer Discussion list. For a
list dedicated to discussing copyright issues, see:
On Tue, 4 Jul 2006, Juhana Sadeharju wrote:
> Hello. Most often I hear that the copyright of the book lasts 80 years
> after the death of author. But it is normal that the copyright is
> transferred to the publisher in the contract. Then why the copyright
> expiration is still tied to the author who don't have the copyright
> anymore? Is this misuse of copyright law? Should author keep the
> copyright (and publisher only license) so that the death+80 rule
> That is most convenient to publishers, of course, because they
> get the copyright and its expiration is still tied to the author.
> In the example case, the book writing contract was made 8 years
> ago and the contract included the second edition published now.
> Because the publisher owns the copyright of the second edition
> already due the contract, the author has never owned the copyright.
> So how in this case the copyright expiration could never be tied to
> the author?
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