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David Moody <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 31 Jul 2017 09:20:25 +0100
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David Griffith is correct about US law.  In UK law copyright is still 70 
years from the death of the author.

-----Original Message----- 
From: David Griffith
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2017 1:08 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Obtaining permission to print Pound's poems in publications

While I respect and support the wish to have the approval of the Pound 
estate in such matters, I must also point out that works published prior to 
1923 -- which includes the Blast material from 1914-1915 -- are now in the 
public domain and may be freely used without permission.

> On Jul 30, 2017, at 10:18 AM, wmcpratt 
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Dear Sarah: Write to:
> Declan Spring, Permissions EditorNew Directions Publishing Corporation80 
> Eighth AvenueNew York, BY 10011
> He will check with Mary, Pound's daughter, who is the executor for the 
> Ezra Pound estate, who has the final word. You should quote what you are 
> asking him for, and he will probably grant permission for a stated fee. I 
> think he will reply to your request, but he may ask for details about your 
> book, such as publication date and number of copies to be printed.
>        Good luck, Bill Pratt
> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
> -------- Original message --------From: Sarah Lee <[log in to unmask]> 
> Date: 7/30/17  7:08 AM  (GMT-05:00) To: [log in to unmask] Subject: 
> Obtaining permission to print Pound's poems in publications
> Dear Poundians,
> I'm writing a book chapter concerning Pound's early poetry and would like
> to quote from some of his Imagist and *BLAST* poems. Just wondering how I
> can seek permission from the EP Estate for printing them? (Advice would be
> greatly appreciated as this will be my first time to publish on Pound.)
> Many thanks!
> Best regards,
> Sarah 

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