Answered By: Katie Hutchison Last Updated: Sep 20, 2016 Views: 208
Unless the item has entered the public domain, yes, it is still protected. Just because something is out of print does not mean that it is no longer protected by copyright. Under today's law, protection extends until 70 years after the death of the creator of the work. Here is a link from the University of North Carolina to a table on when items pass into the public domain (i.e. are no longer protected by copyright).