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Re: data "copyright" or not -- what is Debian's take?



On Mon, 24 Jan 2011 16:07:11 +0000 Simon McVittie wrote:

> On Mon, 24 Jan 2011 at 10:44:34 -0500, Yaroslav Halchenko wrote:
> > Should I advise to blindly attach a copyright  statement and
> > license, possibly copyrighting non-copyrightable, thus committing
> > "Copyfraud" in some jurisdictions?
> 
> I'm not a lawyer or anything, but would this work?
> 
>     To the extent that it is covered by copyright under any applicable laws,
>     this data is copyright © 1984 Winston Smith.
> 
>     Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person
>     [... and the rest of the usual MIT license text]

I'm not a lawyer either, but I think this could be a good strategy.


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