copyright status bet 1923-1963
Can anyone provide any definitive information whether a work from 1926 is in public domain or not? I'm looking at Aeschylus' works which were published in 1926. According to copyright law works published between 1923 and 1963 would be in the public domain if they were not renewed. So far it seems there are a few ways to check whether a work was renewed or not, but I couldn't find anything that I would consider 99% reliable. Anyone able to provide any further info?
My assumption would be that this particular work would not have been renewed since there are at least two newer versions of it, the Page edition being the most recent. My goal has been to provide the best public domain texts possible of classical Greek texts and I would hope to offer Aeschylus' works in the near future, but I want to proceed legally.
Copyright & Public Domain Guidelines
Cornell University has a great chart that details when both domestic and foreign works reach public domain. See here!
Let us carry this forward . . .
What confuses me in all of this is the line "Published without a copyright notice." Here is where it gets tricky to me. In the Loeb library they don't give the usual magic formula with copyright, date, all rights reserved, etc. but just a date of printing. Is this copyright notice?