[LINK] copyright, public display, and reclaimed public domain
eric.scheid at ironclad.net.au
Wed Jun 2 17:46:16 EST 2004
An interesting article...
> Emergency law to prevent copyright threat to Joyce show
> The [Irish] Government paid €12.6 million in 2001 for more than 500 sheets
> written by Joyce, including drafts of eight episodes of Ulysses as well as
> proofs of Finnegans Wake
> The threat to the exhibition has been caused by the 2000 Copyright Act which
> creates a doubt about its ability to display manuscripts bought by the State
> because the Joyce estate still holds copyright.
> The Government will today bring the Copyright and Related Rights (Amendment)
> Bill 2004 before the Seanad to deal with the library's difficulties. It "will
> remove any doubt as to the right of any person to place literary or artistic
> works protected by copyright or copies thereof on public exhibition without
> committing a breach of copyright", according to an explanatory memorandum of
> the legislation.
> Copyright on Joyce's works ran out on December 31st, 1991, 50 years after his
> death. However, EU regulations revived copyright from July 1995 when it
> extended the lifetime of copyright to 70 years.
something for everyone.
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