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[FYI] Copyright On Reproductions?

According to nanodot:


Israel court backs copyright on scroll reconstruction

   Israel's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that an Israeli scholar had a
   copyright on his reconstruction of an important Dead Sea Scroll and
   that his right had been violated by an unauthorized early publication
   of his work. Lawyers arguing the case said it was the first in which
   copyright law had been applied in court to a reconstruction of an
   ancient document.
   Upholding the ruling of a lower court seven years ago, the decision
   evoked what had been a heated debate over access to the 2,000-year-old
   scrolls, once restricted to a small group of scholars but now open to