Re: Re: Help about texture inclueded in stellarium
I'm going to deal with these one at a time, to avoid really long messages.
* The Earth texture was created by NASA using data from the MODIS
instrument aboard the Terra satellite.? Further
If it was really created by NASA -- which is part of the US government --
it is in the public domain, like all creations of the US government.
Chloe Hoffman wrote:
While a work may be in the public domain in the U.S., it may be under
This is normally possible...
So, e.g., while works by the U.S. government may be
public domain in the U.S., they may remain under copyright in other
But I believe that that *cannot* happen.
The international copyright treaties, if I am not mistaken, only grant
copyrights to works which are capable of being subject to copyright in
their 'home countries'.
For works created by the US government, the 'home country' is always the
US. They are public domain ab initio; they can *never* be subject to
copyright in the US, and hence not anywhere else either.