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Re: [dvd-discuss] Copyright ranges

I don't know about legally, but in practice typos get fixed in the next 
printing rather than a new edition and that does not extend the copyright. 
Legally, I would guess that changing a few synonyms would not constituted 
substantial original work for a new copyright...at least it would have 
before the WIPO treaty. 

WRT to typos, a book written by a coworker and published by Wiley was 
reprinted by Krieger. But Krieger did not use the last printing and so the 
reprint has numerous typos that the last Wiley printing does not.

Sham Gardner <mail@risctaker.inka.de>
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08/05/2002 08:16 AM
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        Subject:        Re: [dvd-discuss] Copyright ranges

On Mon, Aug 05, 2002 at 11:03:39AM -0400, Noah silva wrote:
> The years mentioned were years the document was copyrighted.  For 
> I release my book, first edition, and copyright is 1998, then I release 
> 2nd edition, copyright 1999 - etc.  The duration would be from the 
> date.

I take it there is no standard for how much has to change between editions
for it to qualify for a new copyright? Would correcting (or adding) a 
of typos or replacing a couple of words with synonyms be sufficient?


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