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From "Sean Owen (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Created] (CRUNCH-616) Test file maugham.txt still copyrighted outside the US?
Date Mon, 05 Sep 2016 10:40:20 GMT
Sean Owen created CRUNCH-616:

             Summary: Test file maugham.txt still copyrighted outside the US?
                 Key: CRUNCH-616
             Project: Crunch
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: Core
    Affects Versions: 0.14.0
            Reporter: Sean Owen
            Assignee: Josh Wills
            Priority: Minor

A review of some licensing issues internally flagged one potential problem in Crunch: the
maugham.txt file used for testing. This is "Of Human Bondage" published in 1915. Although
it's evidently public domain in the US and distributed by Project Gutenberg, it's not clear
it's out of copyright in the UK, where I presume it was (also) published. The UK copyright
term is life plus 70 years and Somerset Maugham died in 1965.

Does anyone happen to know anything more definitive about the status of this work? I kind
of guess [~jwills] added it. If it's uncertain, would anyone object to me removing it, possibly
replacing it with something obviously out of copyright everywhere?

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