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Jesse Jacobsen sword-devel@crosswire.org
Mon, 15 Oct 2001 14:59:57 -0500

On 10/15/01, Jerry Hastings wrote:
> A work must have been published before 1923 to be sure it is in the
> public domain, in the US.

I hadn't heard that before.  I've been proceeding on the basis of the
information here:

It seems to say clearly that something published, for example, in the
1940's, would have a 28-year copyright, which could be renewed
according to various laws that followed in 1978 and later.  If it was
not renewed, then the copyright expired at the end of its term.  Or
maybe you mean there's no way to be certain that the copyright was not
renewed, and only something published before 1923 has passed every

(Sorry to jump in here.  This is a topic that can have a weighty
influence on things.)


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