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From: "Betty N. Mitchell" <>
Subject: [FreeHelp] Re: Freepages-Help-D Digest V02 #515 Copyright and Recipes
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2002 14:33:49 -0500
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> Re: [FreeHelp] copyright and recipe questions
> Glenn Holliday <>
> Sun, 29 Dec 2002 21:37:57 -0500
>>Are yearbooks without a copyright or even publisher listed still under copyright?
>>What about postcards?
>Depends, which is why the most reliable answer is "consult your friendly
>neighborhood copyright lawyer."
>Before the 1978 revision to the U.S. Copyright Act, the law
>said a work had to display a copyright notice, and be registered
>with the Copyright Office, in order to be copyrighted.
>The 1978 law (applies for things published today) presumes that
>everyone intends to copyright everything they publish, so evidence
>of publication serves as evidence that a copyright exists.
>Since a yearbook is a compilation, it might include stuff
>originally created by other people. Some material in a yearbook
>might be copyrighted separately from the compilation itself.
>Postcards should be simpler. Most printed postcards do include
>a copyright notice, so start by looking for it. Then again,
>they are more complicated because when I send a postcard I add
>my own original work to a work that was copyrighted by somebody
>else. In my own case, I have separated and published on Web pages
>the text that my ancestors wrote on postcards. That's more
>interesting for my purpose, and I don't have to worry about
>tracking down rights to the card itself.
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