[free-sklyarov] _Alice_ read aloud

Will Janoschka wiljan at pobox.com
Sat Aug 25 10:36:06 PDT 2001

on Sat, 25 Aug 2001 09:04:38 Karsten M. Self <kmself at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
 >on Fri, Aug 24, 2001 at 11:19:20PM -0500, James S. Huggins 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.

In regard to "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll, with
original illustrations by Sir John Tenniel, there are at least 4 different
"owners of copyright" registered with the copyright office since 1970.
Peter Zelchinko and VolumeOne Press is not among them.

How does one register a copyright on a "work" (e-book) with a
'technological measure that effectively protects a right of a copyright owner'?
Does the copyright office only get to view "premium content" on one
Winblows machine?  What is a best edition of an e-book?


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