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Re: public domain, take ?$B!g

On 9/26/06, luna@bzh.net <luna@bzh.net> wrote:
On Le Monday 25 September 2006, à 16:21:24, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> What about:
> The author(s) of this script expressly place it into the public domain.

As yet said on this list, this notion of (and the words) public domain
is not common to all countries and more where it exists it can be
impossible to place something voluntarily in the public domain.

A work *fall*[^1] in the public domain, it is not *placed*.

[^1]: excuse my poor english, but the french expression is "tomber dans
le domaine public"

The standard replacement for this problem is something along the lines
of: "The author(s) of this script expressly place it in the public
domain. In jurisdictions where this is not legally possible, the
author(s) place no restrictions on this script's usage."

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