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Douglas Treado <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 12 May 2003 09:22:29 -0400
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When you say you are "taking interesting articles from 10-12 newspapers," do
you mean you are "taking" them off of microfilm or from the original
newspapers?  This is confusing.
Also, if you are "taking" these articles from a copyrighted microfilm (now
owned by UMI or some other company), you may have a problem creating a
scrapbook of selected articles.  And what do you intend to do with this
newly created scrapbook?  Publish it and sell copies?
II think your project needs more clarification concerning possible copyright

-----Original Message-----
From: A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State
history. [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of mike engle
Sent: Saturday, May 10, 2003 9:52 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Copyright


  You replied to my email on the NY State History email list about
copywrite, and I had one more question.
  I had a new idea of taking about 10-12 newspapers from 1905, and taking
interesting articles from each newspaper and making a "Scrapbook" type of
book out of it.   Obvously, with the microfilm being copywrited, I wondered
how that would reply to the actual words?  For example.  Could I retype the
artcles to bypass the copywrite  situation with the microfilm.

Obviously the newspapers are not copywrited, because anything before 1924
has lost its copywrite.

I guess I am hoping that the microfilm copywrite is JUST under the microfilm
and not the material.

Thank you for all your help with this my my previous questions.

mike engle

>From: Melissa McAfee <[log in to unmask]>
>Reply-To: "A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State
>          history." <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Copyright
>Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2003 11:58:52 -0500
>The following link is to a chart created by Peter Hirtle of Cornell
>University and is available on Cornell's Institute for Digital
>Collections. This provides a very good overview of when published and
>unpublished works pass into the public domain.
>If you want to publish a work that was created by someone else, it is
>your responsibility to determine whether the intellectual content is
>protected by copyright. In addition, you may need to request permission
>from the person or organization that was responsible for creating the
>physical format of the work (e.g. microfilm, book, newspaper etc.).
>Often this will be the publisher. In the case of microfilmed copies of
>newspapers, this is usually a library, historical society, or commercial
>publisher. This information will be available on the frames preceding
>the reformatted text.
>Should you have further questions, please feel free to contact me.
>Melissa McAfee
>Research Library Director
>New York State Historical Association
>The Farmers' Museum
>PO Box 800  Lake Road
>Cooperstown, NY  13326
>607 547 1473 (tel)
>607 547 1405 (fax)

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