Howling at typos.
Copyright is a strange thing. Without it there would be no making a living as a writer or artist or even music composer (or so I’m told). The idea is straightforward enough—someone comes up with a “marketable” idea (how marketable varies widely), and therefore owns the exclusive rights to the expressed form of that idea. If, for instance, the idea becomes a published book the publisher (generally) owns the rights and pays the writer royalties for the use/ownership of those rights. Copyright, however, like fresh food, expires. Written work or music or art becomes part of the public domain and can be reproduced by any with the gumption to do so. There are publishers, such as Gorgias Press, that got their earlier starts by doing just that—finding public domain material, scanning it, and republishing it for a price. All above board.
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