[sword-devel] Copyright Law

Don A. Elbourne Jr. sword-devel@crosswire.org
Wed, 20 Feb 2002 11:19:59 -0600

I am also a little blurry on copyrights pertaining to translations that were
done by a committee, since the life of the author seems to play into the
length of the copyright. Does anyone know how this applies?

Don A. Elbourne Jr.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jerry Hastings" <hastings@dancris.com>
To: <sword-devel@crosswire.org>; <sword-devel@crosswire.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2002 10:59 AM
Subject: Re: [sword-devel] Copyright Law

> >I have been following this for several years. I am sure there are many
> >commentaries and religious works that would fall into this window if
> >wins the case, but are their any Bible translations that would be
> >either now or in the near future?
> I believe there are. Off the top of my head I don't remember which ones. I
> do remember looking into some work not long ago and it was one year too
> new. However, this is only about US copyright law. One of the reasons for
> passing the extensions to the copyright act was to bring us into
> with international treaties and laws. We could again be in the situation
> where in the US a work is PD but in the EU and other places it is
> copyrighted. What is needed is a world wide roll back of these long
> copyright terms.
> Jerry