[sword-devel] Re: [sword-support] "A Concordance of the Septuagint" by Morrish
Geoffrey W Hastings
Sun, 24 Nov 2002 15:52:00 -0800
I guess the same would apply to Gills Commentary.
On Sat, 23 Nov 2002 23:30:01 -0700 (MST) Chris Little
> A book copyrighted in 1887 would be in the public domain. Zondervan
> cannot re-copyright the base work by reprinting it. They may have
> new front-matter or made corrections, for which reason distributing
> of the 1887 edition would be preferrable. But if you were to omit any
> materials added by Zondervan, it should be okay to distributed copies
> this work. The new printing itself (including any changes to layout or
> additions) is copyrighted 1976, but the textual content from the 1887
> remains public domain.
On Sat, 23 Nov 2002 Gbeals@aol.com wrote:
> Wouldn't A Concordance of the Septuagint by George Morrish, originally
> published in 1887 be public domain? Zondervan republished it in 1976 as
> 0-310-20300-7, which now apparently is out of print. Wondering if you
> clear up a matter for me.
> 1. They have "All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be
> reproduced ..." verbiage on a page in the frontmatter (with no
> notice), but refer to a copyright owner. In fact, may this publication,
> least the major content (Morrish's work) be copied and distributed free
> public domain?
> 2. Can a work be copyrighted after so many years?
> Thx. George Beals
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