Just a quick question. I've recently bought a few diaries and paperwork of a soldier in India and Africa during WW2. I haven't received them yet but should in a few days. I am hoping to do further research into the contents of these diaries.
Where do you stand on copyrights? Am i the legal owner? Would i legally be allowed to scan and then transcribe them as documents onto my computer? If i were to distribute these at a later date for collectors and members of this forum to look at (which i would like to), would i be covered legally or would i be distributing material that isn't mine.
The reason im asking is if these diaries contain interesting information, i wouldnt want them to be locked away in my room. I would rather share the contents with people on here but i dont want to get into trouble?
Any advice is great.