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Re: [OT] Droit d'auteur vs. free software?

 --- Steve Langasek <vorlon@netexpress.net> からのメッセ
> On Tue, May 13, 2003 at 01:48:47AM -0500, Branden
> Robinson wrote:
> > On Mon, May 12, 2003 at 01:12:10PM -0500, Steve
> Langasek wrote:
> > > There are already libel and slander laws to
> prevent damaging a
> > > person's reputation through falsehoods.
> > In the U.K., truth is not a defense to libel. 
> It's my understanding
> > that it *is* a defense in the U.S.
> > So, when an American sues for libel in the U.K.,
> it's a smoking gun that
> > the "libellous" statements are in fact true.
> Which only strengthens the argument that droit
> d'auteur is unnecessary
> for protecting an author's reputation.
> -- 
> Steve Langasek
> postmodern programmer

Protections under trademark and other common law
protections was one of the arguments used to support the
U.S. position that no changes were needed to comply with
Berne Convention requirements on protections for moral

It's not necessarily a well received argument though.. :)

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