Mudcat Café message #799614 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #52243   Message #799614
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
09-Oct-02 - 01:37 PM
Thread Name: Copyright Extens.Case @ SCOTUS 10/9/02
Subject: RE: Copyright Extens.Case @ SCOTUS 10/9/02
Could someone explain how copyright works internationally? I mean, if some country, such as San Marino or the USA passes a law saying that copyright lasts for 75 years, 500 years, do people in any other country have to take a blind bit of notice of it? Unless they are exporting the publications in question into San Marino or the USA?

And how does all this apply to putting things on the net which some country has decided shouldn't be in public domain? Legal for the rest of us to put them up, but not legal for you to read them in San Marino or the USA?