Subject: Re: U.S. government works in other countries
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 12:14:29 -0500

Richard Schilling scripsit:

> The WTO countries are supposed to recognize US copyright, as the US is 
> supposed to recognize the IP of the other WTO countries.  Easier said 
> then done, but it's there.

Indeed.  But are the Berne countries supposed to recognize our *non*-copyrights?
The U.S. as an act of sovereign dominion prevents a U.S. entity, namely
itself, from receiving copyright protection within its sovereign domain.
Will other countries treat the work as copyright in their domains nevertheless,
especially if the U.S. claims that it is?

John Cowan                              <>    
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