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Re: New 'Public Domain' Licence

On Tue, Jun 07, 2005 at 04:48:57PM -0700, Sean Kellogg wrote:
> > In other words, "for their own good", Congress removed people's right to
> > license their own creations however they see fit; they restricted freedom
> > to "preserve it".  And as expected, it backfires as soon as an unexpected
> > situation arises--such as people honestly wanting to give their creation
> > to the world, for free, guaranteeing that the work will always remain
> > under those terms.
> Yes...  because SO many works are released directly into the Public Domain...  

Lots of works are placed under permissive licenses.

> You sound like a corporate lawyer...  they would love nothing more than for 
> the freedom of contract to be absolute.  Imagine situations where you sign 
> away 1st amendment speech rights to get a job, or maybe whistle-blower 
> protections.  Oh yes, it would truly be a brave new world if your way of 
> thinking ruled the day.

Or your way of thinking: "give up freedom to protect freedom".  Right.
Brave new world.

Glenn Maynard

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