hist-games: Historical games ebooks
ImranG at btinternet.com
Fri Aug 16 02:52:29 PDT 2002
On 15 Aug 2002, at 19:10, Loud Creek Books & Bindery wrote:
> As to Murray the Oxford University Press currently holds the copyright
> and reprinted it in 1978. It is out of print but not out of copyright.
> Copied are readily available on the internet for a reasonable price.
My understanding of copyright is that it would mean the 1978
reprint was in copyright, the 1913 edition would have lost it's
copyright by now. (as would any pre-1923 work in most places,
there are some exceptions, for instance some eastern european
countries give copyright extensions to people held as POW during
the two world wars).
(Note: I'm talking about History of Chess, not a History of board
games other then chess, which is still under copyright in most of
If someone has a hand scanner and could scan both sides of the
title page (the one which normally has the copyright on, but in
Murray just has title, author and "Oxford" "from the Claredon
press") from the 1913 edition, I could forward it to Project
Gutenberg who could get a definite statement from their copyright
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