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Who gets the royalties for the bible?


When you buy a bible, who gets the royalties? Who had the copyright in the first place?
Gill, Croydon


** Definitive **
Name: James O'Brien
Qualification: Font of all knowledge
Answer: It's out of print, so the publisher gets the whole lot. A certain time after the author's death, the copyright expires and the publisher receives all the money. Regarding the copyright, I don't think that existed in the year 50BC.