Unpublished text based works & 2039

Thomas Bowrey’s papers highlight the farcical nature of our current copyright laws. Those of his papers that were published in various books by Richard Carnac Temple between 1905 and 1930 are out of copyright. The remaining papers, which by chance were not published by him, will remain in copyright until 1939 yet the vast majority were created long before any copyright law existed.

Naomi Korn can explain this much better that I ever could. The following is just one post on her blog at http://www.naomikorn.com

FIRST PUBLISHED ON THE CILIP WEBSITE Imagine you find a letter in your library, archive or museum. It is old, really old; an important historic document that has never seen the light of day before.…

Source: Unpublished text based works & 2039

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