Using books from the Public Domain for Commercial Purposes
- July 30, 2020 @ 9:39amvsili says:
I wish to use old books commercially, by taking phrases out of the books, rearranging them and selling them as online materials. Most of the books would be older than 100 years. As far as I know, these types of books are part of the Public Domain, which means that I can use them freely. But what happens if they have been translated to English, by a translator/publishing company, sooner than 100 years ago? What are my options and what should I do to avoid any copyright strikes?
My company is in Germany, so do I have to look at the copyright laws of Germany or the laws of the country where the book was copyrighted?
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