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Re: [Steve Lidie <Stephen.O.Lidie@Lehigh.EDU>] Re: xodometer licensing

On Mon, 26 Feb 2001, Jeffry Smith wrote:

>John Galt said:
>> On Sun, 25 Feb 2001, Sam TH wrote:
>> >This statement of freely available, however, also conflicts with the
>> >examples given for "freely availableness", such as usenet.  Nothing
>> >about a usenet posting implies free redistibutability.  In fact,
>> >Usenet postings are all copyrighted, and unless specific other license
>> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>> Case law?  Cite?
>Since, according to Copyright Law, all writings are copyrighted unless explicitly stated otherwise, yes, Usenet postings are copyrighted.

Said copyright law was made by the Berne Convention, which postdates this
license.  In fact the previous standard was "PD unless stated" (that's
actually a stretch, the real law involved was that no rights were reserved
unless specifically stated, hence the "all rights reserved" language of
many copyright notices).


Galt's sci-fi paradox:  Stormtroopers versus Redshirts to the death.

Who is John Galt?  galt@inconnu.isu.edu, that's who!

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