Talk:The Status Quo in the Holy Places

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Hi User:Billinghurst, I am confident it is out of copyright. The only unclear question is whether it was created by the UK Government or the Palestine Government (which Israel's copyright law inherits):
  • [1] and [2] it was published by HMSO in 1929. In this case it would be out of copyright under UK Crown Copyright (50 years post publication)
  • Publication by the Israeli State Archives as you suggest, and later by Ariel Publishing House in Jerusalem, suggests the Palestine Government. Israel's copyright law of 2007, which applies to Mandate documents states "Copyright in a work in which the State is the first owner of the copyright in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 5 shall last for a period of 50 years from the date of its making", in which case it would also be out of copyright (50 years post creation)
Oncenawhile (talk) 10:16, 28 August 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It would have come out of copyright in 1980 under either provision, though the exact licence I am unsure, as it was managed by the UK for League of Nations. @Oncenawhile: You have put in place the scanned OCR text and it looks pretty ugly, do you have access to a scanned form in djvu or pdf? It would be better if we could transcribe this properly against the image. — billinghurst sDrewth 13:14, 28 August 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi User:Billinghurst, I noticed you added a copyvio tag today. Please note we discussed this topic two years ago, above.
As to a full scan, unfortunately I don’t have one to hand. I have looked online to no avail. Onceinawhile (talk) 20:11, 11 August 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]