original literary translation copyright
Thread poster: Alina A
Alina A
United States
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English to Polish
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Sep 20, 2016

I have been approached to do a translation of an original work (personal memoir). The relatives of the author have the copyright to that book. What are my rights under US copyright laws to copyright my translation here and internationally? (The memoir has been published in the original language in the country of origin). Worth it or not?

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Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
Thailand
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English to Thai
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WIPO Treaty Sep 21, 2016

Alina A wrote:

What are my rights under US copyright laws to copyright my translation here and internationally? (The memoir has been published in the original language in the country of origin).


WIPO treaty as well as international perception is that, copyrights are held by the "freelance" translator.

Soonthon L.


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