I misspoke.   I meant free access.

Mrs. Eliot's (or the Eliot Estate's ) solicitors is the VERY LAST party in
the world I would like to hear from, you can be sure of that.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Rickard A. Parker" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2002 8:14 AM
Subject: Re: Eliot's Harvard lectures

> Jacek Niecko wrote:
> > Most of Eliot's notes for the 1932 lectures for an undergraduate class
> > have been preserved at Harvard.
> > They seem to be in public domain, as I was able to obtain copies
> > without any fuss several years ago.
> Anything Eliot wrote after 1922 is still under copyright protection in
> most countries.  You are confusing public domain with free access.  If
> the notes were truly public domain you could have them published
> yourself and keep the all the proceeds for yourself.  But, if you do
> publish the Harvard lecture notes, you would certainly be hearing from
> Mrs. Eliot's solicitors.
> Works published by Eliot prior to 1923 have varying copyright status.
> The Waste Land, for example, is in the public domain in the US but
> Faber and Faber have gone after the publishers of websites printing
> the poem in the UK.
> Regards,
>     Rick Parker