GER-VOLGA-L ArchivesArchiver > GER-VOLGA > 2009-09 > 1252953385
Subject: Re: [GV] Archival prices, et al
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 13:36:25 -0500
In this country, any "original" documents older than 1926 are public domain.
In this country, original documents and publications created with tax dollars
(government created documents) have no copyright, and are public domain.
Additionally. documents from foreign countries that were created before
1926, and brought to this country, are public domain. Fair use doesn't even
apply to public domain documents, books, etc.
Copyright does apply to translation of public domain documents which are
put together in a book or document. The length of the copyright depends on
when the publication was created. It can be as long as 100 years, or much
On 14 Sep 2009 at 10:50, William Pickelhaupt wrote:
> Since Engels wants over US$800 to look up one surname for 42 years, looks like I will have to see if LDS lucked out when they were able to copy info.
> LDS seems to advise a Fair Use Policy, i.e. usage, particularly for research purposes, under a certain percentage of a document's total content, does not constitute copyright infringement. They should know what they are talking about.
> Bill Pickelhaupt
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