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Re: public domain, take ?$B!g

Ben Finney wrote:
> Perhaps the statement should be granting the recipient "all rights
> otherwise reserved to the copyright holder".

Maybe it's better to reformulate it as a non-assert instead of
a license. There's more than just the exclusive rights.

To the extent permitted by law, the copyright holder of this work
hereby declares he will not, now or at any time in the future, exercise
any right under copyright, related rights or moral rights applicable to
the work against any person or legal entity. This declaration shall be
construed to the detriment of the copyright holder to the maximum
extent permitted by law. Invalidity or unenforceability of any part of
the above shall not affect any other part.

(You can't waive your right to protest against mutilation of
your literary work, and software is a literary work according
to Berne and WIPO.)


Arnoud Engelfriet, Dutch & European patent attorney - Speaking only for myself
Patents, copyright and IPR explained for techies: http://www.iusmentis.com/

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