Subject: Re: Can OSI specify that public domain is open source?
From: John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2011 18:18:42 -0400

Andy Brooks scripsit:

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

National treatment only means that foreign creators get the same copyright
protection as native ones.  It does not mean that a privilege extended
to natives (in this case the privilege of using U.S. government works
freely) must be extended to all foreigners.

IANAL, TINLA

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