Claiming copyright for religious works in use works also defense for
possible alteration the original publisher or editor may regard as
heretical. The similar happens in academia too. I know a certain
online text database based on a scanned PD works, but the publisher (a
certain academic society) denied even to put online publicly, they
claimed "otherwise the data would be erroneously changed, we'll send a
set of disks upon request for free, so everyone who needs can get the
data. It's the best way for our interest to keep the criticized text
in an appropriate level, avoid any corruption." There' a lot of this
kind anecdotes, I guess?
Be relaxed, you have not to be so hostile, Emijrp. While we don't
agree with them in this point (firmly), we can still be polite and
they wouldn't disagree we share an ultimate goal to let the world
share the knowledge. As Liam suggested. On the other hand we should
understand they have their own revenue system - their own ecosystem
which has been built perhaps for centuries, so that we should have
them understand we don't want them to survive by exploring free access
and rather we would like them to cooperate and cohabit.
It'll sure take a time, but I hope we go forward our mission without
being unnecessarily aggressive.
On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 6:42 PM, John Vandenberg <jayvdb(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 5:55 AM, Chris Keating
Finally, the Dead Sea Scrolls have copyright. Courtesy of The Israel
If the Dead Sea Scrolls were divinely inspired, like other Biblical texts,
then there is an argument that the author is still alive.... ;-)
(c) God, 2011
Are there any jurisdictions where a religious texts have been refused
a copyright for reason of being divine?
There are a few legal cases about copyright of religious texts where
the copyright has been given to the 'medium' / 'channeler'.
And there is the crown hold copyright on KJV, in perpetuity.
As commentary, I'd like to add they put the Book of Common Prayer
under the crown hold copyright too, but also they haven't done so on
drafts, so that ongoing drat of BCP has been freely circulated and
could be discussed.
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