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I have written a sequel to the utopian novel Islandia (published 1942). The author's daughter, Sylvia Wright picked up the copyright in 1958 and renewed it in 1970. She has since died and left the copyright to all the surviving members of the family. When I contacted the family spokesman for permiss...
- February 23rd, 2013, 8:46 pm
- Forum: Self-Publishing
- Topic: Publisher's rights after author renewed copyright
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I have written a sequel to the utopian novel Islandia (published 1942). The heirs of the author have owned the copyright since 1958 and renewed it in 1970. When I contacted them for permission to base a sequel on the original work, the family has mentioned that I will have to deal with the publisher...