[Foundation-l] The copyright question: What would Gandhi do?

Achal Prabhala aprabhala at gmail.com
Wed Oct 12 18:39:11 UTC 2011

A friend of mine in South Africa, Isabel Hofmeyr, passed on this image 
of the first page of the first edition of the English translation of 
Gandhi's "Hind Swaraj" - or "Indian Home Rule" in translation. (Hind 
Swaraj was the blueprint for India's freedom movement).

The book was published in South Africa in 1909, and is rarely available. 
Isabel was able to see it courtesy Uma Dhupelia-Mesthrie, who owns a copy.

And the copyright legend on this front page?

It reads: "No rights reserved"

Isabel and Uma kindly offered to donate the image to Commons, and you 
can see it here:


Finally, an answer to the great copyright question that has never been 
asked: "What would Gandhi do?" :)


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