Re: tc-list Angels have no copyrights!
- I have a Packard Humanities Institute CD Rom of Greek Documentary Texts
that got around the copyright problem by doing just what Durusau suggests,
stripping out the critical apparatus and printing straight text. Even then
I have use of that CD Rom only by a licensing agreement. Perhaps the folk
at Packard could point you toward someone with competent legal advice.
At 01:34 AM 9/4/99 -0400, you wrote:
>At 08:20 AM 9/3/99 -0400, Patrick Durusau wrote:
>>Would anyone care to guess when the copyright expired on most manuscript
>>witnesses to the OT and NT? Be aware that the addition of variants and
>>arrangement of a public text can lead to a work that has valid copyright
>>protection. I am interested in getting a formal legal opinion on whether
>>copying the public parts qualifies as public domain text once I strip
>>out the authorial additions that give rise to copyright status.
>If you are seeking legal advice, it is best to seek a competent
>attorney, who will be able render an opinion after careful
>consideration of the relevant facts, such as the identity and
>nature of the text, exactly which portions are proposed to
>be copied, license, and fair use factors.
>Stephen C. Carlson mailto:scarlson@...
>Synoptic Problem Home Page http://www.mindspring.com/~scarlson/synopt/
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