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Re: theos-talk Re: Out of print theosophical books - A simple solution

Jan 06, 2011 12:28 PM
by John W

That certainly cannot constitute a valid copyright in any country, as no significantly new work is produced in that way. Only the new comments, and any new introduction, can be lawfully claimed to be copyright.

John W.

--- On Fri, 7/1/11, MKR <> wrote:
From: MKR <>
Subject: Re: theos-talk Re: Out of print theosophical books - A simple solution
Date: Friday, 7, January, 2011, 4:58 AM



      Last night a friend of mine was telling me that even publications out of

copyright have been scanned and few comments added here and there and

copyright is claimed by the publisher.

Even SD Commentaries fall into the same category. 99% of the material is out

of copyright.

On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 9:05 AM, Konstantin Zaitzev <>wrote:

> --- In <>, Joshua

> <joshuachad@...> wrote:


> > I think that since Google has already set up an iniative to digitize

> > some of the worlds libraries, perhaps this could be an option.


> > I would assume that if a theosophical org volunteered

> > their library to be digitized by Google it could take place.


> To begin with, even lesser thing should be done.

> Many books are already digitized, including "The Theosophist" for many

> years, but the content isn't available as copyrighted, and copyright is

> attributed to companies having no relation to the Theosophical Society..

> First the Society should claim its rights for already digitized material.



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