New: Compliance

At the front of this library book, it says

In compliance with current copyright law, U.C. Library Bindery produced this replacement volume on paper that meets the ANSI Standard Z39.48.1984 to replace the irreparably deteriorated original.


The book is Jane Eyre. (Yes, I am just now getting around to reading Jane Eyre. I enjoyed it.) As of 1994, it was already more than 100 years old. I do not think it was protected by copyright law. So why mention that this copy was made in compliance with copyright law? Maybe that's just standard boilerplate that the Library puts at the front of all of its re-print jobs.

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Posted 2005-04-06