A week of Times

Posted Monday, January 23, 2012, at 7:32 PM
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  • OK Pardner,

    This here news paper aint biganuff for the two of us. You stay on yer side of the fold, and I'll stay on mine.

    By the way, thanks for the info on Will Rogers. Most of his stuff should be "public domain" by now and I can start copying it.


    -- Posted by Charles Hear on Tue, Jan 24, 2012, at 10:10 AM
  • Sorry, Charles, but I think you'll find some of Will Rogers' stuff is still under copyright.

    As I understand it, the "life + 70 years" restriction on copyright only applies to works published since 1978. Given that he died in 1935, this obviously does not apply.

    That leaves us with the 95 year copyright on anything he produced between 1923 and his 1935 death, the earliest of which will not expire until 2018. Of course, anything produced before 1923 is fair game, as those copyrights have already expired.

    I guess the moral of the story is, best be sure you know exactly when the stuff you're copying was produced, if you don't want to duke it out with his "estate". Just ask a Beatles, Presley or Mikey J. fan...




    IANAL (and Charles is...)


    -- Posted by ididntdoit on Tue, Jan 31, 2012, at 11:01 AM
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