Talk:What Is Soviet Power?
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The translation need some research. Here are my notes so far:
The translator is George H, Hanna. He was publishing books in english from moscow from 1945  to 1960 , I am not sure of how russian copyright applies in this area.--BirgitteSB 04:51, 31 December 2006 (UTC)
I am quite certain that all works published in the Soviet Union before 1973 are in the public domain world wide.
- No. See commons:Template:PD-Russia. The pre-1973 idea was true from 1973 - 1995, but is wrong since 1995/1996.
- Russia passed a retroactive copyright law in 1993 that placed under copyright (again!) even works on which the old, short Soviet copyright had expired or that weren't copyrightable at all under the old law, but that were under the new 1993 law.
- Russia joined the Berne convention in 1995. At that time, all works copyrighted in Russia also became eligible for copyright in other signatory countries of the Berne Convention. And because of point (1), that includes most Soviet-era works, too, including many, many from before 1973.
- In the U.S., such Russian/Soviet works became copyrighted in 1996.
- If you doubt this, ask a lawyer specialized on international copyright relations and on copyright in Eastern European states. Lupo 09:34, 26 February 2007 (UTC)