Now THERE’S An Unusual PD Situation

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » July 12th, 2019, 7:39 am

Seems they recently (2014) found a copy of a Sappho poem that had been lost since antiquity.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brothers_Poem

Guess we’ll have to wait decades before it can be recorded though, unless someone can read the Aeolic straight from the scan of the papyrus.


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Post by ej400 » July 12th, 2019, 7:44 am

SonOfTheExiles wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 7:39 am
Seems they recently (2014) found a copy of a Sappho poem that had been lost since antiquity.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brothers_Poem

Guess we’ll have to wait decades before it can be recorded though, unless someone can read the Aeolic straight from the scan of the papyrus.


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This is an unusual PD situation. I'm interested to see if they will release it into the public domain. I'd think they would though, because the author has been dead for quite some time, so they wouldn't have to wait for "author's death plus 70 years (or whatever is where you live)". But I could be wrong, other complications might apply.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » July 12th, 2019, 1:57 pm

Any translation from Ancient Greek to modern Greek (or another language) would be copyrighted as of the publication of the translation.

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Post by annise » July 12th, 2019, 2:59 pm

It's exactly the same as Gilgamesh - just that instead of finding an ancient Babylonian to read it you'd need an ancient Greek :D . And of course, you couldn't fill in any of the holes :D . Also need a date on the scan unless it was a reputable source, I used to make buried treasure maps out of tea-stained paper and bury them on islands in thhe creek.

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Post by KevinS » July 12th, 2019, 3:31 pm

It is an interesting situation. LibriVox only allows published works, right?
E agora, José?

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Post by TriciaG » July 12th, 2019, 3:51 pm

Yes, but I suppose it depends on what you mean by "published." What about works written before the Gutenberg Press was invented? :hmm:
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Post by KevinS » July 12th, 2019, 3:57 pm

TriciaG wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Yes, but I suppose it depends on what you mean by "published." What about works written before the Gutenberg Press was invented? :hmm:
Indeed. Can someone claim the rights to something which seems to have no known 'owners' just by being the first to publish it?
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