Subject: Re: public domain
From: Ian Lance Taylor <ian@airs.com>
Date: 08 Nov 2001 08:43:48 -0800

DeBug <debug@centras.lt> writes:

> I took a look at http://www.templetons.com/brad/copymyths.html
> and read this:
> 
> "If it's posted to Usenet it's in the public domain."
> False. Nothing modern is in the public domain anymore unless the owner explicitly
puts
> it in the public domain(*). Explicitly, as in you have a note from the author/owner
> saying, "I grant this to the public domain." Those exact words or words very much
like them.
> 
> Now i have a question - does it mean anonymous works cannot be put in
> the public domain ?

I have another question: why is this being discussed on
license-discuss?

Can we take all the discussions about the nature of copyright and
whether the GPL is appropriate to gnu-misc-discuss@gnu.org, or some
other more appropriate mailing list?

Ian
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