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Thank you
Where does that leave an archive manuscript that is not obviously literary?
Nat Alcock
> 
> It applies to literary, dramatic and musical works created before 1 August
> 1989, under the terms of s7(6) of the Copyright Act 1956, by virtue of the
> Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 sch 1 para 16(a), ie including
> diaries. It does not apply to artistic works unless they are illustrations
> accompanying the text (1956 s7(9), 1988 sch 1 para 16).
> 
> Tim
> ---------------
> Tim Padfield
> Copyright Officer
> Curator of Photographs
> Secretary of the Lord Chancellor's Advisory Council on Public Records
> 
> Public Record Office
> Tel: 020-8876 3444 ext 2351
> Fax: 020-8392 5295
> 
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> > From: 	DR N W ALCOCK[SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> > Reply To: 	[log in to unmask]
> > Sent: 	21 January 2000 11:05
> > To: 	[log in to unmask]
> > Subject: 	RE: copyright in manuscripts
> > 
> > Tim Padfield's response about copyright in diaries, includes:
> > 
> > > If the diary was created before 1 August 1989; the author is known to
> > have
> > > been dead for more than 50 years; the diary is more than 100 years old;
> > and
> > > the present copyright owner is unknown to the publisher, the diary may
> > be
> > > published without permission.
> > 
> >  Presumably this applies to all manuscript material - as far as I
> > remember, 
> > this important qualification wasn't stated in the latest Copyright leaflet
> > I 
> > looked at (from Worcestershire RO, I think - with apologies if incorrect).
> > 
> > Perhaps an expert could confirm the position.
> > 
> > Nat Alcock
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