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Public Domain artwork in USA - Copyright applicability in India
« on: December 15, 2013, 08:44:51 AM »
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According to US law if a work was published before 1923, or first published in the U.S. from 1923-1963 without copyright renewal, it is almost certain to be public domain. As I understand in India it is 60 years after the death of copyright owner. My question is if I want to commercially use a very old artwork which is a public domain artwork in USA what are the implications ? As an example if I want to digitally reproduce a artwork from 1885 and sell it in my online platform. The painting itself is in public domain and the digital copy has been procured with commercial license also. Does anything in Indian copyright act prevent me to do this business ?

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Re: Public Domain artwork in USA - Copyright applicability in India
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2013, 03:49:39 AM »
once the copyright period is over, creative work falls under natural domain, you may use it in any way you may like.

provided that you are not mis-using the creative work in such a way to derogate the original author's work or the author in any way.

else u are free to use it to your advantage
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Re: Public Domain artwork in USA - Copyright applicability in India
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2013, 03:51:37 AM »
don't insult the author or his work thats important else go ahead make your money
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Re: Public Domain artwork in USA - Copyright applicability in India
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2013, 12:47:15 AM »
As far as I am concerned I think According to US law if a work was published before 19th century,  without copyright renewal, it is almost certain to be public domain. As I understand in India it is 60 years after the death of copyright owner. That's all.
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Re: Public Domain artwork in USA - Copyright applicability in India
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2013, 02:35:13 AM »
Copyright cannot be renewed nor in India nor america
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