Re: OT: extracting a public-domain part from an anthology
Edmund GRIMLEY EVANS <email@example.com> wrote:
> Joe Moore <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>> I can create derivative works from Homer's _Illiad_ even though the
>> copy I'm basing it on is in the Norton Anthology of Literature.
> Most ancient documents exist in many different versions. There is
>significant work involved in putting together a particular text. I would
>guess that this work is covered by copyright, so you can't just take the
>text from a recent and expensive academic edition and put it on the web.
Of course, I pick a terrible example of a non-copyrighted work.
s/Homer's _Illiad_/Dicken's _A Christmas Carol_/.
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