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    Re: Almanac Heaven
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2006 Mar 29, 22:03 -0500

    On Mar 29, 2006, at 2:07 PM, George Huxtable wrote:
    > HM Almanac Office claims worldwide copyright for all the contents,
    > except for those small portions
    > originating in the US. I would like to know what the copyright
    > notice states, that's issued with the
    > US version.
    The copyright in the U.S. government edition is held by the Council
    of the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils, which is a
    British government organization, acting for HM Almanac Office.   The
    U.S. government produced the cover, title page and reverse, the
    Preface, pages 6 & 7 (eclipse diagrams), and pages 286-315 (the
    tabular part of the sight reduction tables, excluding the two pages
    at the end for adjustment to tabulated altitudes).  These portions
    are not claimed for copyright in the United State (no mention of
    The notice in the commercial edition (Ken Gebhardt) is similar.  The
    commercial edition is produced with permission from the above British
    I suppose the British government could allow British publishers also
    to produce a commercial edition.  I wonder whether Celestaire can
    sell theirs in Britain.  I don't see why not.  They could make as
    much money from that, I expect, as from their own.
    Fred Hebard

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