Template talk:PD-nonUK

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Further information on this template can be found at Wikisource:Possible_copyright_violations/Archives/2006/04#Book_of_Common_Prayer. This template also applies to King James Bible.--Jusjih 15:46, 8 November 2006 (UTC)


Do we really need THAT MANY IMAGES?! 21:45, 4 May 2007 (UTC)

This perpetual copyright will eventually end[edit]

This template is by far mostly applied to the King James version of the Bible in the UK. It will no longer be under perpetual copyright as of 2039, fifty years after the 1998 Copyright, Designs and Patents Act was enacted (which happened in 1999). See Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 c. 48 SCHEDULE 1 Perpetual copyright under the Copyright Act 1775 Section 13. legislation.gov.uk Last accessed 24 Oct 2011. Banaticus (talk) 05:44, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

Nice addition. Does this cover the copyright of Peter and Wendy which is to a hospital (Hospital for Sick Children) and not a universities/colleges. We could add a parameter "rights_holder" to indicate which institution has the 'perpetual' copyright in the UK. John Vandenberg (chat) 06:22, 25 October 2011 (UTC)
Note the exact formulation: "The rights [...] shall continue to subsist until the end of the period of 50 years from the end of the calendar year in which the new copyright provisions come into force and shall then expire." Although it says "Act 1988," it applies since 1989 (1988 was when the British parliament voted on the law), so it appears that the works will be copyrighted until the end of 2039 and enter the public domain on 1 January 2040. The way the template is formulated suggests that the works already will enter the public domain on 1 January 2039 which appears to be wrong. There is also the issue that the bible is not technically "copyrighted" (it is subject to a different system known as "letters patents") so it is possible that the quoted law section doesn't apply to the bible. --Stefan2 (talk) 01:27, 20 March 2012 (UTC)
I have changed it to say '1 January 2040'. The letters patent gives exclusive copying rights. *shrug* John Vandenberg (chat) 01:40, 20 March 2012 (UTC)