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Elizabeth Richardson <[log in to unmask]>
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A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 30 Jul 1998 12:21:32 -0800
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The current copyright law is posted at the Library of Congress site.
(http://www.loc.com)  The old 56-year law is no longer valid, but your
postcard should be OK for reproduction. The current thinking in the
genealogical community, where the copyright issue is often visited, is that
items published prior to 1922 are in the public domain.

Elizabeth Richardson
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| From: Bill Casey <[log in to unmask]>
| To: [log in to unmask]
| Subject: Making photos from postcards---- what is legal?
| Date: Thursday, July 30, 1998 5:59 AM
| My wife recently made a trip the a photo shop and asked to have a photo
of a
| post card made.  She was informed that it is illegal to copy a post card
| without an ok from the photo studio.  Since the post card was taken about
| it is unlikely that there still is anyone around to ask.  I know that the
| copyright laws on books are only good for 56 years.  Does anyone know
what is
| legal on postcards?
| Thanks
| Bill Casey
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