[sword-devel] Fwd: New Public Domain Portuguese Translation of the Bible

Andrew Thule thulester at gmail.com
Sat Sep 29 21:36:05 MST 2012


Thanks for the clarification.

On Saturday, September 29, 2012, refdoc at gmx.net wrote:

> Further to Max, the wiki refers to a bastardized version, largely
> copyrighted and mostly ripped off, but otherwise coarsely changed and
> ubiquitous on the internet, copied from here to there with a huge
> sedimental accretion of copying artifacts.
> For many years it was the only Portuguese bible on the net.
> The version you work on is the response to that, several years in the
> making, a thoroughly checked public domain text
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> Subject: [sword-devel] Fwd: New Public Domain Portuguese Translation of
> the Bible
> Date: Sat, Sep 29, 2012 4:49 am
> That message on the wiki is about the version "Atualizada" which is
> copyrighted by Sociedade Bíblica do Brasil (SBB) (Brazilian Bible Society).
> The one you worked on is a different version. The "Revista e Corrigida" of
> 1911. That text is from a reprint in 1911 of an edition of 1900. The
> publisher is a "Depósito das Sagradas Escripturas" (Holly Scriptures
> Depository) in Lisbon, Portugal. (Most likely it doesn't exists anymore and
> for a long time.)
> I'm not a lawyer, but one thing I know about law: It cannot be applied for
> something that happened before the publication of that law. I don't know
> about the Portuguese law but the Brazilian law on copyright was modified in
> 1912 (*), so the law valid for this text, published in 1911, is the
> previous
> law. That would be the law number 496 of 1st of August of 1898 (Law
> Medeiros
> Albuquerque). It gives the author rights for 50 years from the 1st of
> January following the publication (that would be January, 1st, 1912). The
> text must be registered in the Biblioteca Nacional (National Library) in
> two
> years or it becomes Public Domain. Even if it was registered in the
> Biblioteca Nacional the copyright spired in January, 1st of 1962. It is
> Public Domain since then.
> (*) The modification by the law 2.577 of January, 17th of 1912 didn't
> changed the 50 years time for copyright. But it doesn't matter because is
> came after the fact (the publication of the text in 1911).
> http://hiperficie.wordpress.com/2010/01/06/historico-dos-direitos-autorais-no-brasil/
> obs. I want to remind you that the orthography is out dated. 50% of the
> words are spelled differently now.
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