Posted Aug 26, 2012 21:42 UTC (Sun) by man_ls
In reply to: Copyright protection
Parent article: Mobile patent wars: Google goes on the attack
Ah, now I understand: you mean something like a revised edition, not just a reprint.
I thought we were talking about a copyright wherein a person couldn't legally read the notes off the page, type them into a music publishing program, and print new copies of the composition.
That would indeed be quite bizarre. I think a new edition of an old music work can restrict e.g. photocopying the exact pages, but not protect the music score in any way. The same would be true for a text book. But I am not an expert in any way, just a puny armchair copyright amateur.
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