On 01/01/08, Mike Richter wrote:
> Please excuse the cross-posting, but the opinions of both ARSC and
> Bootlegtalk will be of interest. The problem is an odd one in
> reversing the usual question about translations. Of course, if I were
> wealthy, I would simply ask for opinions from an assortment of
> attorneys specializing in intellectual property. Resolving their
> disagreements would quickly dispose of any wealth I might have had to
> begin with.
> Suppose a work - in this case, the text of sung material - is in
> copyright. Suppose that I prepare a translation from a legal copy of
> the original. Is it legal for me to put the translation in the public
> domain even though the original is protected?
> The question is not academic - I have such a situation at my WWW site
> now and am considering creating another instance.
As this is a borderline case, the law may be different in different
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