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From "Micah Whitacre (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CRUNCH-616) Test file maugham.txt still copyrighted outside the US?
Date Thu, 08 Sep 2016 17:03:20 GMT


Micah Whitacre commented on CRUNCH-616:

done.. :)  Needed to add Sean as a "Contributor" to the JIRA project then he got put in the
list of allowed assignees.

> Test file maugham.txt still copyrighted outside the US?
> -------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CRUNCH-616
>                 URL:
>             Project: Crunch
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Core
>    Affects Versions: 0.14.0
>            Reporter: Sean Owen
>            Assignee: Sean Owen
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 0.15.0
> 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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