Re: [Way OT] Droit d'auteur vs. free software
Kai Henningsen said:
Which parts of Europe are we talking about here?
Those with French-style "moral rights", I guess.
[Discussion of German copyright/moral rights basis snipped]
So German law seems very good on this point. :-)
[Incidentally, I believe these points are substantially unchanged from the
state of law in the Weimar Republic, i.e. before WW II, long before the US
recognized the Berne Convention; including the number of 70 years (Berne
says 50). That is, the number is neither an invention of Disney nor (as is
sometimes claimed) a way for Bavaria to keep rights for "Mein Kampf" - the
number was already in effect when that book was written, and has not
changed in the meantime. I suspect it is older than (working) digital
It's not life+70 which is an invention of Disney; it's the 95-year
copyright given retroactively to pre-1976 works in the US which is an
invention of Disney. *frown*