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Is the dictionary that he wrote still in copyright, or has it entered the public domain? If not, who owns the rights to it?

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I believe it's been out of copyright for a while. You can access the whole book online here: http://www.tyndalearchive.com/TABS/Jastrow/

It's also available on Google Books, though I only found Vol. 2 there.

Vol 1 and Vol 2 are available on Hebrewbooks.org.

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I'm not so sure about that. The edition I have (Judaica Press, 1989) carries a copyright of theirs from 1971 (even though the original was published in 1903 and should surely have expired by then). –  Alex Sep 6 '10 at 2:08
    
It should be that that contents are out of copyright, but the layout(the way the specific pages look) is still under copyright, but the most recent publishers. –  Rabbi Michael Tzadok Sep 6 '10 at 12:41
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The 1989 (and 1971, I guess) editions are facsimiles of the 1903 one. So there's no new layout to be copyrighted. –  Alex Sep 6 '10 at 17:26
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@Alex, Sometimes booksellers/publishers will try to assert copyright when they have none. –  Seth J Feb 27 '12 at 19:46
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