Subject: Re: Can OSI specify that public domain is open source?
From: Andy Brooks <ajbrooks@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2011 15:06:33 -0700
Wed, 7 Sep 2011 15:06:33 -0700
On Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 2:48 PM, John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org> wrote:

> Thorsten Glaser scripsit:
>


> It's a proprietary work belonging to the United States government, who
> could sue you in a German court for modifying or distributing it, at
> least in principle.  Presumably they would not, having no incentive to
> do so, and the court might decide that their Berne copyright had been
> abandoned -- but it might not.
>
>
I'm just curious... wouldn't that hypothetical act by the United States
government violate national treatment? National treatment is required of
Berne countries.

-Andy


On Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 2:48 PM, John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org> wrote:
Thorsten Glaser scripsit:
 
It's a proprietary work belonging to the United States government, who
could sue you in a German court for modifying or distributing it, at
least in principle.  Presumably they would not, having no incentive to
do so, and the court might decide that their Berne copyright had been
abandoned -- but it might not.


I'm just curious... wouldn't that hypothetical act by the United States government violate national treatment? National treatment is required of Berne countries.

-Andy