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Re: Intent to package proj -- coyright question

On Tue, Mar 03, 1998 at 09:39:11AM -0500, Kirk Hilliard wrote:
>   Everyone I asked (including the author) says that since it
>   was on a US Gov't ftp site, "of course it is public domain".
> I asked about this on gnu.misc.discuss, and was told:
>  Anything (including code) written by gov't employees (including DoD)
>  that is within the scope of their official duties is a "work of the
>  US Gov't" and is not subject to copyright protection in the United
>  States.

 ... in the United States ...
 What about another country ... The European Union, for example?

17 USC 105 is not valid in any EU country, so we end with a package
_without_ copyright clause, without explicit grant to "public domain"
(which is required AFAIK).

Is that software "all rights reserved" outside USA?

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