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Now THERE’S An Unusual PD Situation

Posted: July 12th, 2019, 7:39 am
by SonOfTheExiles
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.


Chris

Re: Now THERE’S An Unusual PD Situation

Posted: July 12th, 2019, 7:44 am
by ej400
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.


Chris
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.

Re: Now THERE’S An Unusual PD Situation

Posted: July 12th, 2019, 1:57 pm
by MaryAnnSpiegel
Any translation from Ancient Greek to modern Greek (or another language) would be copyrighted as of the publication of the translation.

M.A.

Re: Now THERE’S An Unusual PD Situation

Posted: July 12th, 2019, 2:59 pm
by annise
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.

Anne

Re: Now THERE’S An Unusual PD Situation

Posted: July 12th, 2019, 3:31 pm
by KevinS
It is an interesting situation. LibriVox only allows published works, right?

Re: Now THERE’S An Unusual PD Situation

Posted: July 12th, 2019, 3:51 pm
by TriciaG
Yes, but I suppose it depends on what you mean by "published." What about works written before the Gutenberg Press was invented? :hmm:

Re: Now THERE’S An Unusual PD Situation

Posted: July 12th, 2019, 3:57 pm
by KevinS
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?