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Help with copyright issues (German Press) #germany

Judith Berlowitz
 

Dear Genners,
I'm about to have a book published - a fictional diary of my relative, Clara Philipsborn.  One device of her diary is the inclusion of "clippings" from newspapers. I would like some assistance in contacting ZEFYS for copyright information on the Berliner Tageblatt (2 articles) and Die Rote Fahne (1 article).  Will appreciate and acknowledge contacts.

Judith Berlowitz
San Francisco

Gregory Engels
 

On Sun, Mar 29, 2020 at 01:51 PM, Judith Berlowitz wrote:
I would like some assistance in contacting ZEFYS for copyright information on the Berliner Tageblatt (2 articles) and Die Rote Fahne (1 article).  Will appreciate and acknowledge contacts.
Here is the contact to Zefys:
http://zefys.staatsbibliothek-berlin.de/index.php?id=kontakt&L=1
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
Zeitungsabteilung im ehemaligen Getreidespeicher
Westhafenstr. 1, D-13353 Berlin
Tel.: +49(0)30 266-43 6370
Fax: +49(0)30 266-33 6205
zeitungsabteilung@sbb.spk-berlin.de


In general the copyright in Germany is 70 years after the death of the author (or the last of the authors). If the article was published with an pseudonym or anonymous, then the copyright is 70 years after publication. For everything else you would need a license (or a waiver). 

The Berline Tagblatt was merged into Deutscher Verlag, then Ullstein, that in turn into Axel Springer SE - contact form https://www.axelspringer.com/en/contactform
The Copyright for Die Rote Fahne is murky. You could include the clipping with the following disclaimer: http://rightsstatements.org/page/CNE/1.0/?language=en
and obtain a license in case the rightsholder will notice you. 

Gregory Engels

EdrieAnne Broughton
 

I believe if you use the clippings verbatim and cite the publication, city, date and page you can use the clipping.