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The original version of this article was excerpted from "THE SECRETS OF THE GREAT CITY:A Work Descriptive of the Virtues and the Vices, the Mysteries, Miseries and Crimes of New York City" BY EDWARD WINSLOW MARTIN 1868 as posted by Project Gutenberg. This book is in the public domain.--Nowa 20:31, 25 March 2007 (UTC)
I'm not sure you can really do that, even if the book is in the public domain in the United States. The site you sourced says that it may be copyrighted in other countries. Hersfold(talk/work) 20:23, 25 March 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for your note. According to the legal notice at the bottom of the Guttenberg book, it's OK as long as it's not copied for profit or under the Guttenberg Trademark. Furthermore, images of the original book are also available for download from Google Books at . Does this address your concerns or are their other considerations we should take into account?--Nowa 20:29, 25 March 2007 (UTC)
Also, it is my intention to substantially alter this page.--Nowa 20:32, 25 March 2007 (UTC)
I'd still prefer that someone else with a better idea of copyright information take a look at it. Wikipedia is supposed to contain articles written by editors here, not by another source. If you're going to re-write it, than that allays most of my concerns. Sorry for the prod tag, and best of luck with the re-write. Hersfold(talk/work) 00:45, 26 March 2007 (UTC)
James D. McCabe aka Edward Winslow Martin died in 1883. Under current law, works by authors who died before 1947 are in the public domain in the vast majority of countries, and works by authors who died before 1917 are in the public domain in all countries. --Damian Yerrick (talk) 05:47, 1 January 2017 (UTC)
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