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hey Mark.Mark C. Yerger wrote:
Wartime publications of the 3rd Reich do not have copyright. This is not the topic being discussed.
Bundesarchiv it comes to the better part of a dollar per page.
As to your first point, I totally agree. A few years ago, some of my photos that I took during Desert Storm were going to appear in a book (that apparently still has not been released). Little did I know hoever, until a friend that had seen some of the work being done called me and to my chagrin, viola! What really burns me is virtually no one has copies of these photos, so now I am hunting down the putz that made copies without my permission! Anyways.Kimmo wrote:
They are my original work and I certainly would be pissed off, if I would see them somewhere else, copyrighted to some other person than me.
Can they make a claim to the pictures?
This may or may not be the case. It depends on what sections of the archives you are accessing, and whose archives we are talking about. In the case of items donated to archives by familys, there can be publication restrictions place on said items as per the family's wishes.Mark C. Yerger wrote:
Photos in archives are in public domain, but obviously some simply copy the photo from a book already printed and use it.
In principal, yes. But it IS possible for one to include new "facts" in a book that cannot perhaps be found anywhere else but the originating author and/or their collaborators.Jason Pipes wrote:
Would you gentlemen agree?