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From: "Donald Massey" <>
Subject: Re: [CHS] Re: Copyright
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2003 19:25:05 -0000
References: <12b.20344b57.2b56b3ec@aol.com>


But be careful, I believe that in the EC (or whatever Brussels is calling
itself today) the time limlt is now life of author + 70 years!

Donald Massey

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Subject: [CHS] Re: Copyright


> Ancestry.com is wrong. There are two major international copyright
> conventions. The US signed up to the Berne Convention in 1988. The minimum
> length of the copyright is the life of the author/copyright holder plus 25
> years.
>
> Get a copy of the latest Writers and Artists Yearbook (2003) and read the
> section on US and International Copyright Law. Then quote the Berne
> Convention (revised Paris 1971) to Ancestry.com
>
> The Berne Convention is so broad that even though it was first enacted in
> 1888 it will cover CDs.
>
> I am not an expert in copyright, I just know the basics of Copyright Law.
>
> I would also go onto The Bookseller's website (the trade magazine of the
> publishing industry) and ask them about US and International Copyright Law
as
> it relates to your case against Ancestry.com
>
> Jill Groves
>
> ______________________________



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