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Re: [Pali] Professor Bapat and his work

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  • Hugo
    Hello Dmytro, ... [...] ... The US copyright office has a FAQ website: http://www.copyright.gov http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ1.html
    Message 1 of 3 , Oct 17, 2005
      Hello Dmytro,

      On 10/6/05, Dmytro Ivakhnenko <nibbanka@...> wrote:
      > Recently my friend has scanned the book "Vimuttimagga and
      > Visuddhimagga: a Comparative study" written by
      > Purushottam Vishvanath Bapat, M.A., A.M. Ph.D (Harvard), Retired
      > Professor of Ancient Indian Culture, pali, and Buddhism, Poona
      > University and Fergusson College, Poona,

      > Since this book is hard to find even in libraries, I would like it to
      > be available on the Web.
      > However I would like to clarify copyright issues.
      > Maybe you know or can find out the whereabouts of professor Bapat and
      > copyrights on this book?

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