Publishing a translation of copyrighted material
April 10, 2014 11:47 AM Subscribe
So, there was a poet who wrote poems in German in the 1940s.
posted by goethean to Law & Government (4 answers total)
His poems are published by a German publisher. I am translating his poems into English for my own benefit. What if I wanted to publish, or have someone publish my translations? I (or my would-be publisher) would need to get permission from the current German publisher? The author's estate? Both? I (or my would-be publisher) may need to pay the current publisher money? A percentage of the earnings? Both? etc. How is this done?