Hi Aaron et alii,
now I am busy moderating I thought I might also do some updates of the classical poet list, and maybe remove some typos etc.
How do you make sure something is not copyrighted safe by checking whether the poet has been dead for more than a century?
And it would be nice to have a second person check everything before posting it. So, maybe we can set up a committee?
Or am I way too ambitious now?
Is it too soon to include poems by Langston Hughes? I see he has a space reserved, but none of his poems are there.
I like and have always supported the committee theory....our admin program is a bit unique. Rudy was supposed to improve upon it but that was years ago
That said, a committee could have a password protected message board to keep traffic on topic to discuss topics, approve items, vote, etc. We certainly would love the additional involvement.
At present Rudy believes he is a Biology major (previously, Physics and Math).
Public accounting and trying to build my own house are eating up 90% of my free time. The rest is devoted to recovering from public accounting and building my own house.
--El mulo poeta - email@example.com
Ok. Well, whenever Rudy can find the time to set it up, I'm all for it!
Copyright law will differ from country to country. I am guessing Desi is concerned mainly with the laws of Australia, England and USA, English being the huge majority of the poems & posts to be found here.
For even those few countries, the laws are too complex to master completely, so let's just take a rule of thumb (John Clare notwithstanding) that the life of the author plus 50 years should be safe.
For those cases where this rule fails, I feel sure threats will be made, and allowances of time to remove the offending material(s) will be forthcoming, at which point they should be immediately deleted from the site.
Feel free to disagree with this insofar as (A) I am not a lawyer or any kind of expert in the field and ( I will disavow all knowledge of this post should lawsuits be threatened.
as far as I'm aware only the law of the country where the material is made available should be taken into account. In this case the USA. Any lawyers around?
( no problem, we can always bump and print it :-)
<(John Clare notwithstanding)> explain please, I need educating today.
A blast from the past, with the relevant response from the (long missing) Chesil:
The link failed to propagate, grrr! Trying again:
Gosh! - I'd forgotten all about that thread. Thanks, Hugh
Here is some more interesting copyright stuff. Looks like these guys will do the copyright registration work for you. See also the links on the left side of the page for in-depth reading on the subject:
This site appears to be doing something intelligent about copyright issues, for a change:
Thanks, still waiting for our private forum though.