The full text of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica is online. Cool. Now will someone please explain to me what this blurb is doing on the site:
The information on this site is protected against unauthorized use by others by a variety of laws and statutes.
Even with Disney trying to extend copyrights forever, surely the text of a 1911 book is in the public domain by now?
I sent an email asking this question to the editor, and got a reply that said the issues were more complicated, and they were working on an answer.