Is it in copyright? It could be, but not likely. Will anyone care? No. The
likelihood of anyone launching a suit is also nil. The income potential to
Popular Science is also nil, which of course is the bottom line in a suit.
The worst that can happen is someone would ask to take it off.
The copyright laws are such that stuff from way back can still be in
copyright. It all has to do with the way the different laws interfaced and
Don't get me wrong, I respect copyrights, this one is just so far over the
At 12:12 PM 11/24/97 -0600, you wrote:
>I have some instructions for making square bellows from a 1941 Popular
>Science book "How to make your own photographic equipment." I sent a xerox
>to one of the people who have been inquiring about this on the list. They
>should arrive this week and if we will allow some time for the instructions
>to be tested there may be an answer for all.
>One of us will post the results and then someone with a web page and a
>scanner can put the method up for access. It is one page and I hope that a
>1941 copyright is now public domain. Anyone actually know?
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