Re: Help with who owns copyright

From: Laura Gasaway <unclng[_at_]>
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 1996 01:14:19 -0400 (EDT)

     The author of the letters owns the copyright in the letters. The recipient owns the copy of the letter, but not the copyright.

Lolly Gasaway, Director of the Law Library & Prof. of Law University of North Carolina

On Fri, 20 Sep 1996, Sue Medina wrote:
> 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 Tue Sep 24 1996 - 05:15:50 GMT

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