Copyright Question- Chapel Talks by J.W. McGarvey

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Calvin Habig | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Sep 3 2012 10:05 AM

I have a resource  that I have put in docx format for my own use and am willing to share it, but am not sure I should.  It is J.W. McGarvey's "Chapel Talks" from 1910-1911.    What I am using, however, is from 1956 with an introduction from 1956.  It seems to be the first publishing of the manuscripts that McGarvey wrote in 1910-1911. 

I am sure that the preface could not be published here.  But if someone prints a work from long after the author is dead (McGarvey died later in the year 1911) do they automatically get to copyright it? (The work I am using nowhere claims copyright).  There are 45 years between 1911 and 1956, but does that matter?  The author of the preface did not write the text of the book. 

I think they are worthy of sharing because (as Fanning Yater Tant says in the Preface);

"When McGarvey died on October 11, 1911, he was the acknowledged leader of the conservative scholarship of the world in the field of Biblical criticism. His technical equipment in this field was second to none; even the liberals and modernists with whom he crossed swords respected his unique talents and his superb ability in both Old Testament and New Testament criticism-particularly the former.

"In view of the controversial nature of most of his writings, these chapel addresses are wonderfully revealing. Here was one whom controversy did not sour, and whose kindly humorous comments on college life are all the more significant because of the background from whence they came."


Preface from : McGarvey, John W. Chapel Talks. Lufkin, TX: The Gospel Guardian Company, 1956.

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 3 2012 10:48 AM

I would think that if you replaced the preface with something like /Preface excluded due to copyright reasons/ it should be OK. Include a link if you found it on the internet; then people can go and read the preface for themselves.

Have you seen the Cornell page on copyright issues?

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Calvin Habig | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 3 2012 11:52 AM

The Cornell page is a helpful resource. 4048.CHAPEL TALKS-public.docx

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 3 2012 12:02 PM

Since you're posting the file, I suggest removing Copyright Question -  from the heading, so that people understand there's a .docx here.

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Robert M. Warren | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 3 2012 1:11 PM

Thanks, Calvin!

i noticed that if I formatted all of the Talk headings as Heading 1, they appear in the TOC. Otherwise, all but Talk 1 are formatted as Heading 2 and don't compile as TOC entries.

Also, the compiler got downright rhapsodic about the URL under Preface and gave a bunch of warnings. But the link works when complied, so I ignored the warnings.

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Dominick Sela | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 13 2013 10:27 AM

If anyone is interested, I attach an update copy of Calvin's fine work, with a few changes:

1. The Headings are all Heading 1 so they show up in the Logos Table of Contents;

2. The headings are changed to Times Roman (they were Cambria), so they match the rest of the document plus provide more felxibility in font changes within Logos;

3. I added Page numbers so Read Aloud works with the document.0676.CHAPEL TALKS-public.docx

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Calvin Habig | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 13 2013 1:54 PM

Thank you Dominick!

 

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 14 2013 8:18 PM

Thanks again, Calvin.

FWIW: I think you are fine so long as you exclude the copyrighted preface. But I'm not a lawyer, I just play one on TV. Wink

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