wilderness - 3:21 am on Feb 13, 2012 (gmt 0)
Uhm... What country are you in? The US doesn't recognize "sweat of the brow" copyright or UK-style stylistic copyright.
recognition is irrelevant to me after tens of thousands of hours. If people or the courts have an issue with my impositions, than they may freely search the www for an alternative (wrots of ruck with that).
My Hungarian friend bonded our relationship some time ago in the following manner.
I had a 1936 article which details a Polish person whom was jailed after the Bolshevik Revolution as a traitor because he was an employee of the Czar. The article mentions he returning to Poland (the place of his birth) after having spent his entire life in Russia and having been released from Prison.
I found a few references to his Polish publications on the WWW from the 1920s, however nothing after that.
At the time, it was a good assumption that he perished in one of the concentration camps (he was at "Jagellon University, in Krakow".
I pleaded with my then new Hungarian friend and he found some references for after WW II and even the year he passed.
My Hungarian friend thanks me over and over for materials that I send to him.
It's a special category for when you reprint preexisting material or put it into a new medium.
I'm not reprinting anything. Each individual character is OCR'd and recognized. Many characters require editing afterwards. The storage of the finished text creates copyright.
FWIW, these are not modern day periodicals, most are 50, 70 or even 100 years old. In most instances that the periodical exists in another copy is quite rare.
Besides, its already proven in the courts that work creates copyright. Even this submission is copyrighted with the properly saved verification.
Just saving a work (s) on your machine creates copyright.
Alas the every merry-go-round of copyright ;)