[Humanist] 27.975 why not digitized; Lachmannian editions

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Wed Apr 16 07:20:05 CEST 2014


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 975.
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  [1]   From:    Thomas Koentges <koentges at me.com>                         (25)
        Subject: Re:  27.973 Lachmannian critical editions to be liberated in
                France?

  [2]   From:    Patrick Rourke <ptrourke at methymna.com>                    (22)
        Subject: why not digitized?

  [3]   From:    John Levin <john at anterotesis.com>                         (28)
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 27.970 why not digitized?


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        Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:07:07 +0200
        From: Thomas Koentges <koentges at me.com>
        Subject: Re:  27.973 Lachmannian critical editions to be liberated in France?


Hello,

As far as European law is concerned is the text of a critical edition public domain after 25 years (the critical notes, however, may be still under copyright). Does this change in France now?

Cheers,

Thomas

On 15 Apr 2014, at 07:38 am, Humanist Discussion Group <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk> wrote:

>                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 973.
>            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
>                       www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist
>                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org
> 
> 
> 
>        Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:13:25 +0200
>        From: Claire Clivaz <claire.clivaz at unil.ch>
>        Subject: A turning-point in France about the critical editions?
> 
> 
> Dear all,
> 
> A young researcher of the University of Lausanne, Maïeul Rouquette (Institute of Biblical Sciences), points in his blog to a recent decision of a tribunal in Paris about authors and critical editions copyrights. It has still to be confirmed (two steps), but if yes, it would open important perspectives: critical editions, in the Lachmanian tradition, would not be protected by the copyright any more.
> 
> http://apocryphes.hypotheses.org/389
> 
> Claire Clivaz




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        Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:50:07 -0400
        From: Patrick Rourke <ptrourke at methymna.com>
        Subject: why not digitized?


        From: Bob Blair <bblair48 at yahoo.com>

>         Subject: Walker's "Sufferings of the Clergy"
>
> Why do you suppose this is?  Certainly Walker is among the volumes
> digitized by Google and Microsoft.  There is no doubt that they are an
> important primary source of information about persons central to the
> history of the Civil Wars and the Commonwealth.  Why do they remain
> unpublished digitally?
>
> Bob Blair
>

To speculate, it is possible that the abridged and unabridged books are not
sufficiently distinguished by whatever catalog Google Books is using for
them to realize that they have NOT digitized the unabridged version.

For an example of this sort of problem, try reading the reviews of any
older work in translation on Amazon.com. Whatever system Amazon uses for
distinguishing "books" from one another cannot (or willfully does not)
distinguish between different translations of a work - something that is
vitally important for poetry in translation (e.g., Homer).

-- 
Patrick Rourke
ptrourke [(at)] methymna.com



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        Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:16:15 +0100
        From: John Levin <john at anterotesis.com>
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 27.970 why not digitized?
        In-Reply-To: <20140415053510.CE351650D at digitalhumanities.org>


Is this the volume - or one of them - you're looking for?
http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=781DAAAAcAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false
Also on Jisc Historic Books:
http://www.jischistoricbooks.ac.uk/Search/?bibnumber=T145152&spage=1

HTH

John

-- 
John Levin
http://www.anterotesis.com
http://twitter.com/anterotesis





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