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Re: Public Domain and Packaging

On Mon, 18 Jul 2005, Sean Kellogg wrote:
> On Monday 18 July 2005 11:07 am, Brian M. Carlson wrote:
> > What we *don't* want, is software that is copyrighted (which PD software
> > isn't) and then without a license, because that gives us almost no
> > rights whatsoever.
> There is no such thing as software that isn't copyrighted. All
> original expression that is fixed in a tangible form is immediately
> copyrighted (at least, that's the U.S. rule).

There is at least one copus of work that is not copyrighted in the US;
that's work created by the government. There are other classes of
uncopyrightable works as well, and ways to abandon the rights granted
by copyright.

Don Armstrong

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