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Re: ImageJ 2 :(

On Fri, 2003-01-31 at 14:51, Richard Braakman wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 30, 2003 at 04:30:34PM -0500, David Turner wrote:
> > The ImageJ website is at NIH, as is the author's email address.  So,
> > it's probably a US Government work, and therefore public domain.
> Well... public domain in the USA.  This has come up on debian-legal
> before, but I can't find it now.  IIRC, the specifics are that the
> US government can not claim copyright under US law, but this would
> not prevent them from claiming it in other jurisdictions.

Some nations apply the principle that works not copyrighted in their
home turf aren't copyrightable locally.  Someone in the thread
referenced below says that this is true in Australia.  The US
Government, apparently, doesn't believe it has rights in its works
outside the US:


Can anyone else tell me if they know anything about how other
jurisdictions work?

-Dave Turner                     Stalk Me: 617 441 0668

"On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters 
of principle, stand like a rock." -Thomas Jefferson

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