Re: RFC: GPL plus securities industry disclaimer suitable for main?
* Florian Weimer (firstname.lastname@example.org) [031004 09:40]:
> In Germany, a copyright holder cannot grant rights for distribution over
> yet unknown channels. Even if you allow all kinds of distribution, the
> law essentially makes it "all currently known ways of distributing it".
> Online distribution of copyrighted works is known since 1995 (in the
> legal sense, at least that's the year that is mentioned in all such
Sorry, but that's not totally true. There was substantial distribution
via modem networks before (e.g. Fido). IMHO this is equivalent to
distribution over internet.
> As a German citizen, you cannot release anything into the public domain
> (short of being dead for 70 years). Some of your rights as an author
60 years for works being published during lifetime.
> are inherently untransferable.
except by Last Will.
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