The Project Gutenberg FAQ - C-3

C.3. What are the copyright laws outside the U.S.?

Sorry, we can't advise on copyright law outside the U.S. We can point you to resources like <http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/okbooks.html> which tries to summarize the various copyright regimes, but we can't guarantee that these are accurate. Even when they are accurate, it is very hard to express some of the subtleties of copyright law in a summary--for example, the question of what constitutes "publication" for copyright purposes is sometimes unclear.

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