[Wikipedia-l] Russian pictures - copyright rules
saintonge at telus.net
Tue Aug 24 22:30:57 UTC 2004
Gerard Meijssen wrote:
> AFAIK and IANAL, Russian laws on copyright do not exist. Therefore
> Russian resources are different. It may be that after the collapse of
> the USSR the copyright laws have changed, but I am not aware of that.
> PS correct me where I am wrong.
Yes you're wrong. The idea that Russia does not have copyright laws is
totally bizarre. In the absence of any information about the status of
copyright in a country one should begin from the presumption that at
least the Berne Convention's "life + 50" rule applies. Presuming that a
country does not have a copyright law just because you don't know about
it is reckless. Afghanistan may be the only country without copyright
relations. See http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/okbooks.html#whatpd
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