Khemraj Shrikrishnadass / Shri Venkateshwar Press

Dominik Wujastyk wujastyk at GMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 8 06:56:52 EST 2011


Thanks, Venetia, this is very useful.  I didn't know about the Wikipedia
page.

I don't understand your contact's reply to your query about critical
editions.  What does the 2007 change mean for editions?  More stringent
protection, or less?

Dominik

On 8 November 2011 06:11, venetia ansell <venetia.ansell at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Dominik,
> I had a discussion recently with an ex copyright lawyer here in Bangalore
> and based on that and reading a little about it on the internet (for
> instance the Wikipedia article on Indian copyright law here:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_law_of_India) that would be my
> guess but it would be best to get a proper legal opinion on this.
> Incidentally, I asked whether textual/critical editions are copyrighted
> and in that connection my contact here noted that a recent change in Indian
> copyright law in 2007 means that creativity and originality are given more
> weightage than they used to be - it used to be based more on 'sweat of the
> brow'.
> Best,
> Venetia
>
> On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 2:09 AM, Dominik Wujastyk <wujastyk at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Dear Venetia,
>>
>> Have you got a reference for that?
>>
>> Best,
>> Dominik
>>
>>
>>
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>> On 7 November 2011 05:45, venetia ansell <venetia.ansell at gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>> Dear Anthony,
>>> My limited understanding of Indian copyright law is that copyright
>>> expires either sixty years after the death of the author or sixty years
>>> after the publication of a work if it is published posthumously or if it is
>>> a photograph.
>>> So it would seem to be fine to re-use by either reckoning.
>>> Best,
>>> Venetia
>>>
>>>  On Sat, Nov 5, 2011 at 3:05 AM, A.Cerulli <acerulli at aya.yale.edu>wrote:
>>>
>>>> Dear Colleagues,
>>>> I am trying to check on permissions for an image (a black & white
>>>> drawing) I'd like to reprint that came out in an edition of the Caraka
>>>> Samhita with Shri Venkateshwar Press in 1898.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I wrote to the press using an online contact form at the Khemraj
>>>> Shrikrishnadass website, but received no response.
>>>> Does anyone on the list have a contact at this press who might be able
>>>> to help me?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Also, re copyright laws, does anyone know if after a certain number of
>>>> years an image in a book becomes part of the public domain?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Thanks in advance for your assistance.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> All the best,
>>>>
>>>> Anthony Cerulli
>>>>
>>>> Hobart & William Smith Colleges
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Venetia Ansell
>>> Bangalore | India
>>> www.venetiaansell.wordpress.com
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Venetia Ansell
> Bangalore | India
> www.venetiaansell.wordpress.com
>
>
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