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Re: Cypherpunks anti-License

On Wed, Feb 25, 2004 at 08:41:05AM -0500, Anthony DeRobertis wrote:
> This is another permission grant, and is actually rather silly. If it's 
> in the public domain, it can have no license. Ever.

Not true.  Governments can (and have) passed legislation to yank a work
out of the public domain and put it back under copyright.

I can't think of an example off the top of my head, but maybe I can
scare one up.

That it is disgusting and deeply immoral for such unadorned cronyism to
occur doesn't mean it cannot happen.  In fact, it's pretty much a
guarantee that it has, and will.

G. Branden Robinson                |
Debian GNU/Linux                   |      If encryption is outlawed, only
branden@debian.org                 |      outlaws will @goH7Ok=<q4fDj]Kz?.
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |

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