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Re: Yay or Nay?

Jul 24, 2009 - in Signatures and Autographs
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On top of which it is wrongly described as a first edition ...
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Re: Downloadable copy of "A Middle English Vocabulary"

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I think the people at archive.org deciding these statements go by US copyright law, that at the time MEV and Oxford Poetry and also the original Beowulf lecture were published, as far as I am aware, required a copyright statement for a work to be able to be in copyright at all.

Now under British copyright law, again as far as I am aware, this was not the case (and is still not the case, certainly under EU and Dutch copyright law copyright is automatic) and it was not usual at the time to state copyright. As the works were published in the UK and not in the US at the time, UK copyright law should prevail, certainly from the time the US acceded to the Berne Convention, and the US should respect copyrights existing in the country of origin at that time. It seems that the decision that was finally reached in the US courts (sometime in the '90s I believe) that the original Hobbit and LotR were and are in copyright in the US turns on the same principle (I don't know for certain, as I haven't read the verdict in that case).

It appears archive.com is more or less automatically applying a convenient US copyright rule to foreign works without knowing or wishing to acknowledge that it doesn't apply to them.
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Re: Hobbit "ratelves" typo question

Jul 8, 2009 - in Research Questions
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The Hammond & Anderson Bibliography implies (p. 40) that the misprint 'Ratelves' was introduced with the 'third edition' (A&U) of 1966, presumably with its first printing, which was identified as 'sixteenth printing' overall (p. 39). It also states the error was continued in the "new 'eighth impression'" of 1974, which was reset (p. 58).
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Re: Sigurd and Gudrún giveaway!

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Thanks to the German Tolkien Society, I found a German review in the top German newspaper: "Even to the great cry of vengeance". This is a serious and positive review, even though it starts out by stating that Tolkien's retelling of the Edda came from the same impulse as fanfic by readers of J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer and as Jules Verne's continuation of Edgar Alan Poe's The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket as Le Sphinx des glaces, Goethe's continuation of Alois Schikaneder's Magic Flute and Ariosto's continuation of Matteo Maria Boiardo's Orlando Inamorato.
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Re: Arda Reconstructed

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It's still on my 'to get or check' list ...
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Re: E-books

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It seems the Kindle versions are for sale on Amazon itself.
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Re: TOLKIEN CALENDAR COLLECTING

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Thanks, Phil!

I'm really pleased with the new look!. You know I've been badgering you over the last years to get your own netspace (or use Hyarions), as I really hated angelfire's uncouth and deceitful ways of pushing adverts (usually rubbish) at the viewers. This is a relief!
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Re: RK 2nd Ed. 'Stamp' on boards?

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Yes, I thought I recognised those arms. It's Haileybury - I only knew the lower part with the book and hearts, which was the coat of arms of the original Haileybury College before the merger of 1942, it actually represents the moment at Holy Communion when then priest says "lift up your hearts". I assume that the crossed sword (Army) and anchor (Navy) came from the United Services College and the motto (1 Peter 2:17) from Imperial Service College.

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And what does the odd fellow think he is doing here? First edition my sainted aunt!


Re: Yet another signed copy

Feb 26, 2009 - in Signatures and Autographs
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Btw, Beleg - is that a Plaza tribute rank avatar?
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Re: Tolkien Pipe sample

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I think Beren should buy this. The documentation will be of special interest to him, I think. And then, perhaps, one day soon, we'll sit together and smoke our own pipes while admiring it.
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