Under the FTA copyright in the US is extinguished if the copyright in the
originating country was already extinguished at the time of FTA being
2009/2/11 Stephen Bain <stephen.b...@gmail.com>
> 2009/2/10 Liam Wyatt <liamwy...@gmail.com>:
> > According to the reading by the Copyright Council of Australia (who are
> > most conservative in these matters) the rules are that the image is PD if
> > the photographer *died* before 1955 - not whether the photograph was
> > *published* before 1955. So, in the case of Anon photographers this gets
> > even trickier.
> > http://www.copyright.org.au/information/introduction/intro-5.htm
> Photos are a special case. Prior to the FTA changes, the rule was 50
> years after the photo was *taken*. Any photo taken in Australia before
> 1 Jan 1955 is in the public domain in Australia.
> After the FTA changes, the rule became life of the author plus 70,
> just like for other types of works. This applies to any photo taken
> after 1 Jan 2005, or any photo still in copyright as at 1 Jan 2005.
> That's only Australian copyright though, things can be under copyright
> still in the US even if they are out of copyright elsewhere, thanks to
> stupid American copyright law.
> Stephen Bain
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