Re: RFC: GPL plus securities industry disclaimer suitable for main?
Andreas Barth wrote:
> > 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
> > discussions).
> 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.
Software was distributed over the Internet before 1995, of course. But
I was just paraphrasing the interpretation among the legal community;
the year 1995 is their landmark year, not mine.
> > 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.
Not in Germany AFAIK.
> > are inherently untransferable.
> except by Last Will.
Or by agreements among the heirs.