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Re: Maintainers Guide

Scripsit Anthony DeRobertis <anthony@derobert.net>
> On Tue, Mar 28, 2006 at 03:51:30PM +0200, Henning Makholm wrote:

>> Only for some pretty strange values of "worthless". AFAIU the only
>> legal effect of the notice requirements you cite is as defined by
>> subsection (d): if a compliant notice is present, a defendant is
>> excluded from the defense that he did not understand that the work was
>> copyrighted.

> Well, isn't prohibiting the "I didn't know it is copyrighted" defence
> the only legal effect of having the notice nowadays, anyway?

Yes. What I mean is that even a notice without a year will make it
much easier for the plaintiff to shoot that defence down than it would
be in the no-notice-at-all case - even if he has to do a slight bit
more than just point to a rule of procedure.

Henning Makholm                      "The compile-time type checker for this
                           language has proved to be a valuable filter which
                      traps a significant proportion of programming errors."

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