There are booklets on copyright law. I'd try googling it. But in this case, you could copy the original yourself by hand and then use it. No one has copyright on a 1635 text. The difference is that you are not using the work of whoever edited that facsimile, and there CAN be variations. So just go to the original.
>>> Diana Manister <[log in to unmask]> 04/02/08 3:38 PM >>>
Nancy, I envy him for that. Just now I accessed a book at google books that was published in 1635. The NY Public Library has an original copy, but google has a facsimile of it, which is stamped "copyright material!" It seems that The Law Exchange reprinted it.
Now if I quote from the Law Exchange facsimile, how would that differ from quoting from the 1635 original? The text is exactly the same!
This copyright issue is driving me wild! Diana> Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2008 13:54:05 -0400> From: [log in to unmask]> Subject: Re: 100 years of Eliot poetry> To: [log in to unmask]> > I think you need to check copyright on the texts you use, but those are out of copyright. I am no longer certain about the editors of anthologies.> > Ironically--as I noted before--I really doubt Eliot worried about copyright for Dante, Shakespeare, Chapman, Sappho, and every other writer in the Western world before he put their lines in his work.> Best,> Nancy> > >>> Diana Manister <[log in to unmask]> 04/02/08 11:51 AM >>>> > Nancy, many thanks for this information. I didn't think of the author's death.> > I am quoting published works from the 17th and 18th Centuries in my poems now; but I'm even wondering about whether publishers will be chary of publishing these poems! Diana> > > Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2008 11:14:23 -0400> > From: [log in to unmask]> > Subject: Re: 100 years of Eliot poetry> > To: [log in to unmask]> > > > Dear Diana,> > > > Copyright has to do with time since the author's death, not just date of publication. I would not quote this either without permission. Otherwise one could quote TWL, and one can't.> > Nancy> > > > >>> Diana Manister <[log in to unmask]> 04/01/08 10:29 AM >>>> > > > Rick, even this 1907 poem can't be published without permission though, correct? Diana> Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2008 06:37:07 -0500> From: [log in to unmask]> Subject: 100 years of Eliot poetry> To: [log in to unmask]> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii> Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit> > 100 years of Eliot poetry.> > Yesterday I thought of something and then checked the Gallup> bibliography. We have actually missed the real anniversary date by> almost a year but we haven't reached the 101st anniversary yet. The> adult Eliot's first published poem was printed in the Harvard Advocate> in 1907.> > "Song" > First line: When we came home across the hill > Advocate issue: Volume 83, no. 6, p. 93 > Date: May 24, 1907> > You can read the poem at:> > http://world.std.com/~raparker/exploring/tseliot/works/poems/eliot-harvard-poems.html> > Regards,> Rick Parker> > _________________________________________________________________> > Going green? See the top 12 foods to eat organic.> > http://green.msn.com/galleries/photos/photos.aspx?gid=164&ocid=T003MSN51N1653A> > _________________________________________________________________> More immediate than e-mail? Get instant access with Windows Live Messenger.> http://www.windowslive.com/messenger/overview.html?ocid=TXT_TAGLM_WL_Refresh_instantaccess_042008
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