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September 23, 2003

Since 1874

The Dewey Decimal System was created and copyrighted in 1874. That copyright is apparently still in effect today. Who says public domain is dead?

New York Times:

"Who knew that someone owned the Dewey Decimal System? Apparently not the owners of the Library Hotel, nestled in the shadow of the New York Public Library. Now the boutique hotel, which numbers its guest rooms and stocks them with books according to Melvil Dewey's century-old library classification system, is being sued for using it."

Posted by jghiii at September 23, 2003 09:30 PM
Posted by: beth on September 24, 2003 07:48 AM

Isnt he dead? If so who is suing them?

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