[free-sklyarov] _Alice_ read aloud

Karsten M. Self kmself at ix.netcom.com
Sat Aug 25 09:04:38 PDT 2001

on Fri, Aug 24, 2001 at 11:19:20PM -0500, James S. Huggins (Free Sklyarov) (FreeSklyarov at ZName.com) wrote:
> The use of new fonts, new graphics, new cover art, etc., does not
> restore or transfer or grant a new copyright in the now public domain
> work.

Problem with the present case is that the argument is that a significant
amount of work was performed _recreating the original author's
typography and design_.

Copyright is endowed in "original works of authorship".  Research and
restoration is neither orginal nor authorship.  It is "sweat of the
brow", but this has been refused as a basis for endowing copyright in
Rural Electric v. Feist. 

> It does, however, create a new work.

But this doesn't appear to be the case here.

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