Help with who owns copyright

From: Sue Medina <achsom01[_at_]>
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 1996 09:59:07 -0500 (CDT)

Can someone suggest an answer:

A library has been given someone's personal files. He gave the university rights to the copyright. The files include his correspondence--so the University owns the copyright for his letters.   

Who owns the copyright of letters written to him?

The library would like to create a website with these materials. Can it include letters written to him, or will it have to get the permission of the people who orginally wrote the letters?

If the dates of letters predate changes in the copyright assigning copyright with a statement of copyright, are these letters without copyright if the do not have a copyright statement or the c in a circle symbol?

All advice eagerly sought!

Sue Medina
Network of Alabama Academic Libraries
email: achsom01[_at_] Received on Fri Sep 20 1996 - 15:14:02 GMT

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