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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.

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