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Re: Hypothetical situation to chew on

Michael Edwards wrote:
>If one wants to remove ambiguity about the copyright status of small
>contributions to a joint work, one could require either assignment of
>copyright to the primary holder or formal placement into the public

One of the very unfortunate side effects of the Berne Convention 
Implementation Act of 1988 (and the reason I think it is gravely flawed) is 
that there is now no clear way, in the United States, for an author to 
deliberately place a work into the public domain.

Previously deliberate publication without copyright notice was sufficient.

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