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self publishing a translation project: authors' rights
Thread poster: Jennifer Barnett

Jennifer Barnett  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 07:02
Member (2009)
Dutch to English
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May 21, 2008

I have gained permission to translate and publish a series of symposium publications on cultural heritage from Dutch to English from the association that organises these symposiums. I will not be paid for this but I will be exploiting the translated works. As the market is very small, I will not make much money from this: it is a rather idealistic project to better disseminate knowledge in my previous field. The articles are 'owned' by the association but it still requires me to ask permission of the authors before I translate their articles. I have been advised that this is not usual, that such permission is not legally required. Is this true?

Secondly, the articles are in Dutch but I live in France and so will sell the translations from France. Does that mean that the authors' rights to which I should adhere must be the French version? If so, where can I find the information?

Is there now a European authors' rights regulation that covers all countries in the EU? If so, where can I find this information?

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.


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nordiste  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 07:02
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English to French
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France - ATLF May 21, 2008

In France you can contact the ATLF - which is the Association des traducteurs littéraires.
They have lots of material regarding rights issues in France.

They have a website www.atlf.org


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Celia Recarey  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 07:02
English to Spanish
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WIPO May 21, 2008

Hi exley,

You can find information about the international regulation of intellectual property on WIPO's website, here: http://www.wipo.int/copyright/en/

Good luck with your project


Celia


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Jennifer Barnett  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 07:02
Member (2009)
Dutch to English
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Thank you! May 24, 2008

Thanks muchly for for the information. The WIPO site is just what I need now and the ATLF will certainly come in handy in the future.

Perhaps they should both be mentioned somewhere on this site as handy references but a quick look did not reveal a 'useful links' tab. Perhaps it would be too much considering all the languages involved.

Cheers!


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