DP Official Documentation talk:CP and PM/Content Providing FAQ

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I think we can use images from any source, as long as the source images are in the public domain. There is no new copyright in just plain scans of public domain works, and compilation copyright doesn't affect the status of single works in such a compilation.

Two things to be aware of: the person providing the scans to DP should not have a contractual obligation not to do so, and second, we need to verify the scans are actually PD scans, without additions that may make them eligble for copyright.

Note that I would advise to work with cooperative scanning projects first, but that we shouldn't hesitate to assert our rights (to public domain materials) as is implied by copyright law.--Jeroen Hellingman.

1923 date for expiration fixed?

Is the 1923 date for expiration of copyright fixed? Or will it roll over to 1924 now that we are in 2009? -- Cimon Avaro 18:21, 3 January 2009 (PST)

It does not change from one year to another--or more precisely, it won't change for another 10 years. PG's Copyright How-To says, "Works published and copyrighted 1923-1977 retain copyright for 95 years. No such works will enter the public domain until 2019 unless one of the other rules applies." --Acunning40 18:31, 3 January 2009 (PST)