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The E-Sylum: Volume 4, Number 13, March 25, 2001, Article 8


Alan Luedeking writes:

"I very much enjoyed Ben Keele's article on copyright in The Asylum just received. How do I reconcile his statement on page 19

"In the case of an author contributing to a larger work, such as this paper to The Asylum, the author retains copyright over his contribution, while the producer of the collection owns copyright over the formatting and presentation made in the total work"

with the statement on Page 1 of The Asylum,

"All accepted manuscripts become the property of the Numismatic Bibliomania Society." Could you as our President clarify whether NBS's position on this issue is in accord with Mr. Keele's statement?s

[I don't believe the NBS policy statement is in conflict with Ben's article. The manuscript is only the physical medium of submission - traditionally a paper copy, or more recently, disk or email. The policy is meant to notify authors that unless prior arrangements are made, we cannot be responsible for returning their physical submissions. They become the property of the Society, and can be placed in our archives or perhaps sold someday to raise funds. The author still retains copyright to their article. -Wayne Homren, President, NBS]

Wayne Homren, Editor

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