Intellectual Property Law
Intellectual Property Law Questions? Ask a Lawyer
do you mean that a page of the book is shown along with other elements, like sitting on a table?
is the text legible? if not then there is definitely no concern
but even if it is, it is not the type of "copying" that copyright would be concerned with
so permission is not likely necessary
Yes, it would be shown along with other elements like a "still life" on a table.
The text IS legible
and how much is legible? a line? paragraph?
I like your answer, but if our magazine is for sale and consumption, does that matter?
that is taken into account
but my answer still applies
about half a page is legible. The title of the short story fits our summer theme for the mag. that's why it's open to it.
I can't even figure out who holds the copyright b/c its from 1954
and the World Publishing Company is out of business
given the small amount of material and the situation of the company, i'd say the chances of legal issues are very low
also, it's possible that the copyright is no longer valid, but we need more info to figure that out
The book is still being printed. The new publisher is Wiley.
do you know if I would need to get permission from them?
Either from them or they could put you in touch with the copyright holder
how would I do that? seems like a long and expensive process
simpy contact them and ask to speak with someone in licensing/copyright
it may or may not be an easy process
no way to know ahead of time
ok, I just found this copyright on this book on amazon
i see the page
I assumed that the book was under copyright protection
but this page is not going to tell you whether the book is under copyright protection
so you should focus on contacting the copyright holder if you want to be 100% safe but as I mentioned above this is not likely to be an issue...but without copyright things are subjective and there are no clear rules
fyi here is a great resource for copyright fair use: http://fairuse.stanford.edu/Copyright_and_Fair_Use_Overview/