Subject: Re: Please add "Public Domain" to "license" list
From: John Cowan <>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 20:41:00 -0500 (EST)

Lawrence E. Rosen scripsit:

> Does abandonment by one joint author constitute a dedication to the
> public domain, or does it merely convey all remaining interest to the
> remaining joint author(s) from whom a license may still be required?

I would say that your use of the word "joint" strongly suggests the
second answer.


John Cowan     
To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all.  There
are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language
that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful.
        --_The Hobbit_
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