Re: copyright

From: Jim Carlile (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Feb 14 2008 - 19:34:54 PST

True, good point, but most copyright holders put the 'C' notice somewhere
prominently, so that hardly ever happens.

What would be interesting to find out is if the publisher did indeed
copyright each issue, by paying the $6 back then or whatever it was, and also
depositing two copies each week with the Copyright Office. That would have been

It might be kind of fun to find out, by tracing the date of each article and
then going back and researching the registration number for that issue:

In a message dated 2/14/2008 6:56:18 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
email suppressed writes:

Issues of the paper would be in public domain in the US if published without
proper copyright notice. (This condition is invalid for works published

Peter Hirtle at Cornell has posted an excellent chart of copyright duration
and expiration, which can easily be found with an online search.


Rick Prelinger
Prelinger Library & Archives, San Francisco
Board President, Internet Archive

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