Since different countries have different laws re: public domain, how can one deal with these different laws?
What if the situation of a person and the company he works for differ? Say someone lives in Canada but works for an American company. If a literary work is in the public domain in Canada but not in the US, can that person scan that work and post it on his web site? On the company's website? Which country’s laws are applicable? Is it different if the person is a Canadian or US citizen? Is it different again if the website servers are located in Canada, the US or a third country?
Is it different if the person is copying a scanned eBook that is on a website in Canada or in the US? Is it different if the company whose eBooks are being copied is a Canadian or American company?I was hoping to get some general rules. I realize that to get a proper legal opinion i must consult an attorney.