bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca
Mon Dec 12 19:09:58 CST 2005
Chuck Guzis wrote:
>What I'm saying here is for works authored after 1978. Prior to that time,
>there were additional requirements regarding registration and publication
>and the statement of copyright on the work. None of that is necessary for
>works created after 1978--thus, if you're not sure, it's safest to assume
>that a work is copyrighted.
But the problem is not a copywrite , but the copywrite being held too long.
Take DOS for example -- true the copywrite is in effect, but there is no
law to say after
XYZ years of inactivity it becomes public domain. That has happend in
but now no more. Look what would happen if say Disney found you pirated
2000 thousand leages under the sea and showed the movie in the public.
Odly the book had no movie copywrite so Disney could make money off it.
The grey area here is the item is still in demand but it is not being
produced, thus theft
or duplication of the product is required.
PS. Anybody with the dos game "True Love" still can find people to buy it.
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