On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 11:35 AM, Robin McCain <robin(a)slmr.com> wrote:
Now the fun part - I buy a copy of that "new work". It has a new
copyright. Exactly what is covered here? Only the "image" in the book.
So if I went to the National Archives, found the negative of that print
and made my own copy I could use my copy without restriction. However if
I used a scanner or camera to copy the image from the "new work" itself
then the new copyright would apply and I would need to obtain permission
from the publisher.
I believe this was the the issue behind the National Portrait Gallery