[Foundation-l] Fwd: Copyright problems of images from India

Sreejith K. sreejithk2000 at gmail.com
Tue May 10 11:54:36 UTC 2011

In India the copyright is counted from the year of its first publication.
It's different for different countries. For some countries, the copyright
expiry is counted from the year of death of the author.

Here I was highlighting the difficulties in proving the year of publishing
especially in India where most of the decade old artifacts are still not

- Sreejith K.

On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 5:19 PM, Strainu <strainu10 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2011/5/10 Sreejith K. <sreejithk2000 at gmail.com>:
> > I wonder how the citizenship of the author helps. The only thing that is
> of
> > importance in a PD claim is the date of first publishing.
> Not really. For instance, in Europe the copyright protection runs for
> 70 years from the DEATH of the author, not the first publish date. So
> if the author is European (or American, for that matter), the picture
> might not yet be PD. I don't know the rules in India, but perhaps
> there the protection period runs from the publication date, in which
> case the citizenship of the author is important.
> Strainu
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