Victor Schwab public domain ?

by yarvua
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Hi,

Can you tell me if the book "How To Write
A Good Advertisement" (1962 from Victor
Schwab) is in the public domain or not ?

Thanks in advance.

Best regards,
Yarvua

#domain #public #schwab #victor
  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by yarvua View Post

    Hi,

    Can you tell me if the book "How To Write
    A Good Advertisement" (1962 from Victor
    Schwab) is in the public domain or not ?

    Thanks in advance.

    Best regards,
    Yarvua


    I doubt that book is public domain considering the date. I think the original version is dated 1942.
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    • Profile picture of the author yarvua
      Hi,

      I ask the question because I have found
      several new recent versions on Amazon.com.

      All from different editors and one in kindle format.

      My project is to translate this great book in my
      language to sell it in my country.

      And I don't know if it is in the public domain or
      if I need to buy the reprint rights ?

      Have a good day,
      Yarvua
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Originally Posted by yarvua View Post

    Can you tell me if the book "How To Write A Good Advertisement" (1962 from Victor Schwab) is in the public domain or not?

    Yarvua,

    You are going to have to do your own homework on this question because no one here in the forum can give you an authoritative answer that you need since this is a legal matter. Infringing on someone's copyright could cost you a lot of money and stress if you are called on the matter.

    You don't need Warrior opinions on this topic . . . you need the truth.

    Here is a free pdf from the United States Copyright Office that will give you information on the subject:

    How to Investigate the Copyright Status of a Work

    Don't mess with copyright issues - it could be very costly to you.

    Steve
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    • Profile picture of the author yarvua
      Hi,

      Thank you very much for
      your helpful answers

      If the book is not in the public
      domain do you have an advice
      to buy the reprint rights to translate
      it ?
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      • Profile picture of the author quadagon
        Originally Posted by yarvua View Post

        Hi,

        Thank you very much for
        your helpful answers

        If the book is not in the public
        domain do you have an advice
        to buy the reprint rights to translate
        it ?
        I can't imagine this being in the public domain.

        The book as far as I can see was last reprinted in 2013 by Echo Point Book and Media.

        You could contact them to see who the rights owner is. Most likely it will be them.
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  • Profile picture of the author onSubie
    It appears it may be in the Public Domain. Here is a version on Google Books:

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=LQK...domain&f=false

    The copyright notice says:
    "This annotated edition is built from the original public-domain version."

    It is also available in PDF on Scribd and other document sharing sites.

    Although the forwards and copyright notices say it is Public Domain, I could not find any other verification.
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    • Profile picture of the author yarvua
      Originally Posted by onSubie View Post

      It appears it may be in the Public Domain. Here is a version on Google Books:

      https://books.google.ca/books?id=LQK...domain&f=false

      The copyright notice says:
      "This annotated edition is built from the original public-domain version."

      It is also available in PDF on Scribd and other document sharing sites.

      Although the forwards and copyright notices say it is Public Domain, I could not find any other verification.
      Many thanks onSubie
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