cclist at sydex.com
Tue Jan 30 23:35:04 CST 2007
On 30 Jan 2007 at 21:53, Evan Koblentz wrote:
> It's all right here: http://www.macmillan.com/Permissions.asp but you have
> to figure out (or leave it up to them to figure out) which Macmillan
> division applies to the publication you're looking to republish. From my
> experience, you should strongly emphasize that you're a hobbyist and/or
> researcher, and that your intended use is strictly educational and
Well, good luck with that. I've had my fill of experience with the
music publishers--you find an old piece, say, from 1932 and you want
to get a legal copy. So you write the publisher and get the response
that "sorry, it's out of print--and you may not copy an existing
copy". Okay, you ask them if they can sell you a reprint--the
response can vary from "no, we don't do reprints" to "yes, we do
reprints, and our fee is $150 per page for a barely-readable
Don't be surprised of Macmillian gives you flat-out "no".
Such is the state of affairs as regards copyright. I keep telling
myself that surely, this can't be what was intended by the founding
fathers. Consider that our national anthem was a bald-faced ripoff
of an English drinking society song.
But then, that was then and this is now.
More information about the cctalk