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Re: [BKARTS] copyright

At 09:25 AM 12/9/2002 -0600, you wrote:
>At an earlier point in American history, published work was also subject
to a manufacturing requirement, i.e., a work could not enjoy copyright
protection in the U.S. unless it was printed for the first time in the U.S.
 Hence the works of British writers (Dickens, say, or Kipling) were very
often not protected in the U.S. because they were first published in
England and thereby placed in the public domain in the U.S.

Not only printed works, but performance as well.  Several of Gilbert &
Sullivan's plays were given a token "world premier" in this country with
casts brought over specially for the purpose.

Mark W. Arend, Scoutmaster              Outside of a dog a book is
Troop 736                                    Man's best friend.  Inside
Beaver Dam, Wisc.                            of a dog it's too dark
                                             to read.
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