Jam est prima editio istius libri sub jure auctoris, ut credo, saltem intra fines Civitatum Foederatarum Americae (et separatim corrigenda de Wright). Prima editio anno 1964 (Heath & Co., Boston) prodita est sub jure auctoris quae annos 29 manebat et capax renovandi per annos 75 post annum praeconi erat. Cum anno 1964 prodita sit, hac lex editionem afficit, Copyright Renewal Act of 1992, qua automaticè renovata est per annos 75. Ante annum 1978 orta (annum in quo lex nova sensum jurim auctoris mutavit) jus anno 2039 terminata esset. Ergo anno 1996 adhuc sub jure fuit liber ubi extenda est jus ad annos 95 post annum praeconi. Anno 2059 terminabit jus auctori ad hoc opus pertinens, puto! De hac re, Disney Corporation et societatibus similibus gratuleris.
dubmdell wrote:...since 1st edition Pharr is in the common domain...
The first edition of Pharr is still in copyright at least in the US, I would believe, and independently of any revision by Wright. The first edition was published in the US in 1964 (Heath & Co., Boston) with a first-term copyright of 28 years, renewable to 75 years from date of publication. Published in 1964, it comes under the US's Copyright Renewal Act of 1992 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_ ... ct_of_1992
) so that its copyright was automatically renewed to 75 years. It was published before 1978 when US copyright was redefined to apply to the death of the author plus 70 years, so the copyright on this 1964 book was to expire in 2039 (independent of the author's lifetime). It was still in copyright, then, in 1996 when US copyright was extended to 95 years from date of publication for pre-1978 books. I reckon that the copyright on this book will expire in 2059 in the US! You can thank the Disney Corporation and suchlike for that.Post Scriptum
Sorry, dubmdell. I see from here that the original Pharr is out of copyright. It's 1930, not 1964.Me excusas, dubmdell. Jus auctoris illius libri de Pharr terminavit quod anno 1930 primò prodita est.http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=CKUhAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA974&lpg=PA974&dq=copyright+pharr+heath+and+company+boston+vergil%27s+aeneid&source=bl&ots=QxVCjzjuyS&sig=DqaIH7Az7p1xwP3D8rvUDjEb-c4&hl=en&sa=X&ei=XZ6FUPjaDIeEhQemuoGYCQ&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=copyright%20pharr%20heath%20and%20company%20boston%20vergil's%20aeneid&f=false
I'm writing in Latin hoping for correction, and not because I'm confident in how I express myself. Latinè scribo ut ab omnibus corrigar, non quod confidenter me exprimam.