[Foundation-l] National Digital Newspaper Program beta

Matthew Brown morven at gmail.com
Wed Jun 20 22:12:15 UTC 2007

On 6/19/07, Jonathan Leybovich <jleybov at yahoo.com> wrote:
> The Library of Congress does not seem to place any
> legal restrictions on the use of these archives for
> educational purposes (though it does not guarantee
> that other copyright holders might not have claims)

Under US law, given the pre-1922 scope of the project, most such
claims would have no validity in any case.  Everything first published
in the US prior to 1922 is in the public domain.

Cases where this might not apply would be photographs or articles that
were first published abroad and are still in copyright there.


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