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Re: Group Copyright

On Fri, Jul 20, 2001 at 04:03:02AM -0600, John Galt wrote:
> I can see where you are going.  The alternatives I see are pretty much
> five:
> 1) the list of thirty names

If there is no legal problem with this, it's reasonable.

> 2) the group/readme

If there is no legal problem with this, it's better (because it's less of
a hassle!)

> 3) list two or three primary contacts (the Berne riff kind of means that
> all thirty still have standing to sue).

Don't you still have to notify everyone?  What if some people cannot be
contacted?  Must notice be served in any particular manner or does an
email count?  (This is what worries me in the first place..)

> 4) incorporate (some places incorporation requires some small number
> [anywhere from 1 to 5] of incorporators, and a few bucks to the state:
> Idaho requires one and $30, for example).

Oregon requires one person, $50 fee, $10 fee for name reservation for 120
days (I assume while the process is underway to ensure you get your name?)
and uslaw.com will apparently help you generate Articles of Incorporation
along with other canned legal documents for a (surprisingly) small fee.
I'm fairly sure it's not actually as simple as that - I'm thinking taxes

Anyway, I'm not sure everyone is going to be interested in taking that
risk, and I'm not sure I blame them.

> 5) assign rights to a trusted third party or a third party that all agree
> should recieve them.

And this is even riskier.

> Bounce some of these off them and see if anybody has any "that won't work,
> but if we change it to this..." ideas.  I'd be interested in how your
> group finally solves this one.

I'll talk to them.  I can't promise a quick resolution but will follow up
if we reach any major conclusion that we're all 100% sure is right or so.

Joseph Carter <knghtbrd@d2dc.net>                   Free software developer

<woot> Put *that* in you .sig and smoke it, Knghtbrd.
<Culus> You know he will read this :>
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