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Re: OT: extracting a public-domain part from an anthology

Edmund GRIMLEY EVANS <edmundo@rano.org> wrote:
> Joe Moore <joemoore@iegrec.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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