Author talk:Karl Parts

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Most likely, all of Karl Parts' works, at least those published prior to 1978, are public domain in the US, as Estonian copyright law is life+50 (according to Wikipedia) and all his works were public domain in Estonia in 1996. Of course, that doesn't apply to translations into English.--Prosfilaes (talk) 03:28, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

Currently, copyright in Estonia has the same duration as in whole EU, 70 years after the author's death. Still, Parts died in 1941, hence his original works are in the public domain. But yes, this does not apply to translations unless translator also died at least 70 years ago. --Oop (talk) 20:50, 15 March 2012 (UTC)
En.Wikisource is concerned with US copyright law. In this case, it's complex. Very few foreign authors followed the requirements to gain copyright in the US before they were abolished. When the US finally signed the Berne Convention, it did not return works to copyright until 1996, at which point it returned foreign works to copyright if they were out of copyright in the nation of origin in 1996. The US does not practice the rule of the shorter term; for works published in 1923-1977, they get a flat 95 years of copyright from publication. So for our purposes, current Estonian law is irrelevant; only whether it was out of copyright in 1996.--Prosfilaes (talk) 02:18, 16 March 2012 (UTC)