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Re: Making legal issues as short as possible

> >Hi!
> >
> >Would a software with the following statement and without any further
> >copyright or licensing notice be free?
> No.
> >"Copyright 2005 by XYZ. No rights reserved."
> >
> >Any issues with that?
> Copyright law requires *explicit* permission in order to do a whole bunch of 
> things.  This appears insufficiently explicit. :-(

So it fails a formal requirement, that's an answer I can understand.

> "Copyright 2005 by XYZ.  The copyright holder hereby grants permission to 
> everyone, forever, to do anything with this work which would otherwise be 
> restricted by his exclusive legal rights."

This is sufficiently short, shorter than most things which are copyrightable
at all. Thanks for the suggestion!


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