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  • Just did a quick search, didn't come up with much, but anyhow, I have a query regarding antique or older maps, from the 17th, 18th and 19th century. Are the actual scans of these maps actually protected by copyright?
  • These maps would be long out of copyright protection and just scanning one in does not make it the property of the scanner if it is just a copy of the original.

    If there are modifications, enhancements or protective measures involved, then there might be copyright or DMCA issues, but otherwise I believe that my first statement is correct.

    This is an opinion and not intended as legal advice.

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