Is the satanic bible copyrighted?
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Asked by: eviliscious-ga
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21 Jul 2006 13:02 PDT
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Question ID: 748357
Does any person or entity hold the exclusive copyrights to the Satanic Bible?, written by Anton Lavey. Can the satanic bilbe be republished or redistributed online commercially.? Can it be republished or redistributed online for free? Please back your answer or comment with proof, perhaps links.
Re: Is the satanic bible copyrighted?
Answered By: kriswrite-ga on 21 Jul 2006 13:44 PDT
According to the Satanic Church website, a 1967 LP had "excerpts from the as-yet-unpublished The Satanic Bible..." The "bible" itself was published in 1969. ( http://188.8.131.52/search?q=cache:IQ4MSus5E_kJ:www.churchofsatan.com/Pages/LaVeyBiography.html+%22Anton+Lavey%22&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=2&ie=UTF-8 ) Works copyrighted in the 1960s are covered by copyright law for the first 28 years, and now are automatically protected for another 67 years. (See "When U.S. Works Pass Into the Public Domain," University of North Carolina: http://www.unc.edu/~unclng/public-d.htm ) Therefore, the "bible" is protected under copyright law and is not in the public domain. No one may reprint it without permission from the copyright holder or his executive(s). Kriswrite RESEARCH STRATEGY: Search of Satanic Church website
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