I’m planning a minor business endeavor where I’m redesigning and selling ancient texts that are public domain. Is there anything I need to be aware of legally around this idea I need to be aware of?
1 Answer from Attorneys
The actual ancient texts are one thing. But if you are copying or making derivative works from more recent translations of those texts, those translated versions may be protected by copyright.
You also have all the same business considerations any other business will have (e.g., entity formation, trademark considerations, central service agreements or terms, etc.).
If you need help or clarification, I suggest that you consult with a lawyer in private and discuss your objectives in more detail. You can start by calling around to several for a free phone consultation, get some insights then pick the best fit to work with.
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