Diana Manister wrote:
> Peter, yes, and this is really confusing. Each page is stamped
> "Copyrighted material" but the frontespiece of the 2006 reprint reads:
> "Filoquarian Publishing LLC is publishing this version of Prufrock and
> Other Observations due to its public domain status.
> The cover design is copyrighted in 2006."
> I don't get how a reprinti of a text in the public domain with no
> changes can be copyrighted. A text could be copyrighted into infinity!
> The publisher doesn't claim copyright on the poem, but googlebooks
> won't allow copies as they do with public domain texts.
> Bartleby has it, and salon.com has an audio version.
> Curioser and curioser. Diana
Google is scanning the University of Michigan's library. It will scan
seven million books in less than six years. That is an average rate
of one every five seconds. Google is not going to take the time to
manually check the copyright status of each one. Instead they will
use a software program to seek out a copyright notice in the book and
if it is a recent one (post-1922) they will assume the entire book is
copyrighted (even if it may only be the introduction to the book that
isn't public domain.)