-- Content, Writing and Copyright
---- Will Google nail me for scanning content from books not in Googlbooks?
- 1:27 am on Feb 17, 2012
In the US public domain is anything before 1923.
Material published by the U.S. Federal government has no copyright, ever. Does not apply to State governments!
in the U.S.
before 1989 without a copyright notice (in practice, this seems to apply most often to small university presses) is in the public domain.
by Americans, in the U.S.
, before 1964 and not renewed is in the public domain. (Authors' descendants have been known to throw tantrums over this rule.)
Not all countries are Life+70. Many are Life+50. Some are Life+ more than 70. Some have special rules for special circumstances. Crown Copyrights run on their own schedule. Don't touch
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