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Re: http://archiv.twoday.net/stories/287857/

I have received today the following mail.

Guidance Note 3- Copyright in Public Records (GN3)

The waiver set out in GN3 does not cover re-use of photographs or images of
documents held at the National Archives. To re-use this material you would
require a licence/permission from the National Archives. Contact details are
as follows:

Mr Tim Padfield
Copyright Officer
The National Archives
Kew
Richmond
Surrey TW9 4DU

Tel +44 (0)20 8392 5381
Fax +44 (0)20 8392 5286
E-mail <mailto:tim.padfield@nationalarchives.gov.uk>
tim.padfield@nationalarchives.gov.uk

Copyright in Unpublished Material

The term of copyright protection in Crown copyright works depends to a large
extent on whether/when the work has been commercially published. The
following is a summary of the position in respect of literary works:

if a work is published commercially within 75 years from the end of the
calendar year in which the work was made, it has a life of 50 years from the
end of the year in which it was first published. Section 163(3)(b) of the
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 applies.
If the work is not published within 75 years from the year in which the
material was made it would have a copyright life of either:

125 years from the end of the year in which the work was made (Section
163(3)(a)); or
50 years from the end of the calendar in which the new copyright provisions
came into force (1 August 1989). This is under Schedule 1, Section 41(3) of
the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

whichever is the later.

I have provided a link to Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 -
http://www.legislation.hmso.gov.uk/acts/acts1988/Ukpga_19880048_en_1.htm
http://www.legislation.hmso.gov.uk/acts/acts1988/Ukpga_19880048_en_1.htm
http://www.hmso.gov.ukl

I hope this helps.

Yours sincerely

Margaret Ferre

Her Majesty's Stationery Office
St Clements House
2-16 Colegate
Norwich
NR3 1BQ

T: 01603 723010
F: 01603 723000

Her Majesty's Stationery Office - delivers access and reuse of
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