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Antonio Ferreira-Jardim antonio.jardim at gmail.com
Wed Oct 15 01:07:07 UTC 2014

Prof Wujastyk is correct. Section 22 of the Copyright Act - India
(1957) generally prohibits reproduction for up to 60 years from the
death of the author. The Act does not discuss critical editions.

However, Prof Bhattacharya might benefit from being aware on an
exemption in s52 of the Act at (1)(o) which permits a public library
to make up to three copies of a work that is not available for sale in

Kind regards,
Antonio Ferreira-Jardim

On Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 12:24 AM, Dominik Wujastyk <wujastyk at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 14 October 2014 14:13, Dipak Bhattacharya <dipak.d2004 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Indian publications are relatively easy to upload. But I am unaware of the
>> copyright encumbrances of Western ones.
> As a general rule, India has same copyright rules as the rest of the world,
> since India has signed the same international conventions as other
> countries.
> Again, in general, nothing can be copied without permission until 60 or 70
> years after the death of the copyright holder.  Critical editions can be
> copied 25 years after publication.
> The above is probably right, but it's a tricky area.  To say the least!
> If you are a copyright-holder and you want to let others copy your work but
> not to take undue advantage of your generosity, then you should consider
> placing a Creative Commons license on your work.  This way, you keep the
> copyright, but you give permission to others to reproduce your work under
> certain terms that prevent abuse.  This would be good, for example, for an
> article that you would like your students to be able to copy, or if you want
> to put a PDF of your work on your website or on a service like Academia.edu.
> Best,
> Dominik
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