who holds the copyright when an 'out of print' book is repri
Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:04 am
Hi! This question relates to a book which was out of print in the USA and the author had been dead for at least 70 years. In 2004 a publisher then reprints this book in the USA, as well as many other out of print books, and gives them an ISBN. Does this publisher now retain the copyright for these books? Would I be allowed to print this material in UK and register it with an ISBN over here, or would I be infringing copyright laws because it has already been reprinted in USA? Where do I stand if I download this material in the form of an ebook and then resell it in the form of an ebook in UK?