Asaf Bartov (ijon) wrote,
Asaf Bartov
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Books to the Brits!

I've had occasion to re-read the Israeli Copyright Law today.

Apparently, the British Copyright Act of 1911, which is to this day the basis (with alterations, yes) of the Israeli Copyright Law, decrees that, if asked to do so, any publisher of any book must send copies of the book to the Bodleian Library at Oxford, to the Cambridge University Library, to the Edinburgh Law Faculty Library, to the library of Trinity College in Dublin, and to the Wales National Library.

Oddly, unlike other irrelevant sections of the law, this one is not followed by the parenthetical comment "does not apply in Israel" in the Israeli version of the law. Neat!
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