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Copyright Information

Published by Webmaster on 07/21/2003 (10341 reads)
For those who are in need of Robert W. Service copyright information.

The subsidiary rights to his work throughout the British Commonwealth based upon a British statute of 1911 which reverts copyright to estates 25 years after death. U.S. rights have a renewal provision for copyrights upon their 28th year but many are the Robert Service poems that are of an age from before 1922 wherein public domain sets in which means no U.S. copyright control or right to object to use. All other poems are subject to negotiation. All poems regardless of age are protected in British Commonwealth for 70 years from death ( Canada is still pending an extension from 50 years).

It is rare that a non English speaking request comes in. We inspect closely for keeping the integrity of the poems and also for avoiding any impersonations of the great poet by well meaning individuals who want to dress up as if they were Robert W. Service reciting his own poems. It is considered bad taste and we prefer other presentations. There are numerous requests for motion picture rights and this involves questions of nature of use, duration and form of use and whether non exclusive rights suffice.

Please email Robert W. Service Estate for further information. Please be prepared if asking rights for inclusion in a book to identify publisher, number of intended print run, price and nature of use as well as total number of pages in total book so that we know what percent comes from the intended Service works.

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