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I don't know about other countries. But there's a strict law in Germany:
Let's take a photograph for instance.
The author's right is and remains personal. The photographer/author can sell the right to reproduce the picture (i.e. in a newspaper) while the author's right remaines untouched. He and only he has the legal authority to decide who might use his photograph.
The author's right remains in force for 70 (some exceptions: 50) years after the author's death.
With the death of the photographer, the author's right devolves upon his heirs.
The same goes for newspaper articles as well.
When a newspaper publishes an article/photograph, there's two possibilities:
1. The newspaper itself holds the author's right.
2. The newspaper and the author have concluded a contract that regulates the use/reproduction of said article/photograph.
Scanning articles surely is not forbidden.
Publishing them is. At least with German articles under German law.
We found a way around their insanely sophisticated safety mechanism.
Joke's on us though. We're the ones too stingy to acquire the premium access to their archive.