[WikiEN-l] Copyright question - illegal publications

geni geniice at gmail.com
Wed May 10 02:14:36 UTC 2006

On 5/10/06, zero 0000 <nought_0000 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I'm hoping someone here can help non a copyright issue.
> I want to post a translation (probably on Wikiquote) of
> an article of just over a page that appeared in an illegal
> newspaper in 1943.  There is no author given and the
> underground organization which published the newspaper
> disbanded in 1948.   The article has substantial historical
> importance.
> Can I do it legally?  I can't see any explicit clauses in
> copyright legislation that would exclude illegal publications
> from copyright protection, but it is the sort of thing that
> might have come up in court cases.
> Any pointers would be appreciated.
> Thanks, Zero.

In which country was it pubished?

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