Literary copyright laws regarding reproduction of old works.?

@Calli550 (189)
United States
November 27, 2006 10:36am CST
I want to sell books through my business. Most of the books Im referring to are religious and philosophical works that are not even attributed to anyone in particular and are also very old. What would the laws stance be if I wanted to manufacture and sell them? Someone said that I just have to offer my own translation or interpretation for it to be legal. Another said that theyre public domain and I can do what I want. Whats the actual legal stance?
1 response
@Dseacrest (203)
• United States
12 Feb 07
In reproducing a book, I would put it in your own interpretation to stay out of the legal bind. There is always a chance someone would step up, even after all these years, trying to fight for copyright. Good luck.