[Foundation-l] Dead Sea Scrolls

Ryan Kaldari rkaldari at wikimedia.org
Mon Oct 3 23:56:38 UTC 2011

On 10/3/11 4:36 PM, John Vandenberg wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 5:34 AM, Ryan Kaldari<rkaldari at wikimedia.org>  wrote:
>> I think we are fairly safe hosting the images of the original fragments,
>> even by Israeli law. Israel does not recognize "sweat of the brow" and
>> requires a minimal degree of originality to claim copyright.[1][2]
> Does it recognise date of first publication?

I don't know, but it seems like it would be difficult to argue that the 
Dead Sea Scrolls were "unpublished" until recently. None of the 
discussions of the Qimron case seem to mention the issue of date of 
publication. The argument seems to have hinged almost entirely on the 
issue of originality.

Ryan Kaldari

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