From time to time there are discussions of public domain use of ancient texts. With the Hebrew Bible and the Michigan/Clarement/Westminster MT we have something in the public domain. With Westcott-Hort we have something in the public domain, but with the continuing NA27/UBS4 series we have something approaching a consensus text but with a copyright restriction on use.
Is there any hope that a consensus eclectic text will be public domain? (Not the footnotes and critical data, just the plain semblance of the ancient text.)
For example, The Zondervan Greek Reader apparently could not use UBS4 as their base text because of copyright questions, despite only being interested in the base Greek text, not the footnotes and textual data.
Also, the McFeister MP3 Erasmian reading of the Greek NT apparently used WH because of copyright problems with UBS4.
Is there a move somewhere to rectify this kind of thing?