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Re: public domain, take ?$B!g

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Arnoud Engelfriet wrote:

> 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.

Finally an actual lawyer steps in.  :-)

Nice draft.  I think that's an excellent idea

Only one quibble, but it's an important one: it doesn't waive the rights of 
heirs or assignees.  To the extent possible, we want to do that *too*.  Any 

> (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

Nathanael Nerode  <neroden@fastmail.fm>

Bush admitted to violating FISA and said he was proud of it.
So why isn't he in prison yet?...

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