Plymouth, MA asked in Copyright for Massachusetts

Q: Can I print & sell a book 1st published in 1885, Reprinted 2004 with "All Rights Reserved Revised Edition 1975?"

I have a paperback book 10"x14" of blank genealogy charts that I want to print and sell. The book of charts were devised by William H Whitmore, first published in Boston in 1885; Reprinted 2004 by Tuttle Antiquarian Books, "All Rights Reserved Revised Edition, 1975." Tuttle Antiquarian Books in Rutland, VT was sold. Do I need permission from the purchaser of Tuttle Books before I can print new copies for sale?

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Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Mesa, AZ

A: Probably.

Depends on what you have in your possession.

IF it is a document or book printed in 1885, you maybe able to make copies of it.

IF YOU have a print of that book, but that is after 1930 or that the PRINT has a copyright, you need permission of the publisher of that edition.

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