[INDOLOGY] NGMCP images and copyright law

Dominik Wujastyk wujastyk at gmail.com
Wed Apr 13 23:43:45 UTC 2022

On Wed, 13 Apr 2022 at 17:04, Harry Spier via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> Dear everyone,
> My understanding from whats been said  both on-list and off-list.
> 1) The NGMPP /NGMCP project is based on an agreement between the Nepalese
> government and the DMG (German Oriental Society). This agreement only
> allows the DMG to supply copies to their own members unless permission is
> granted from the Nepalese government.

I joined the DMG many years ago in order to gain access to NGMPP
manuscripts from Berlin.  It turned out, after correspondence with the DMG,
that this was not enough.  Only German citizens may have copies of NGMPP
manuscripts from Berlin (or Hamburg, I guess).  Anyone without a German
passport must go to the office of the National Archives in Kathmandu.

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