Larry Niven's Altair
paulkoning at comcast.net
Thu Aug 20 09:47:34 CDT 2015
> On Aug 20, 2015, at 10:30 AM, Jay Jaeger <cube1 at charter.net> wrote:
> On 8/20/2015 3:32 AM, Randy Dawson wrote:
>> Who picked this up -
>> I may have some cash for the buyer to mate it with my new ASR33, on its way via crate and freight.
>> Anybody got debug and startup tips on the 33, it probably has been siting for a while.
>> (like who has the melted hammer replacements and such, tape and paper sources)
>> I assume all the 8K, 4K BASICs are in public domain by now. The demo for the kids will be the 15 minutes of paper tape, followed by READY.
> Bad assumption. Things that were actually registered even if there was
> no notice, or published with a copyright notice would still be protected
> under U.S. copyright.
Depending on when. If it was published without notice, the key question is whether publication occurred before Jan 1, 1978, or after. After, notice does not matter; before, lack of notice means no copyright.
> Has a nice understandable synopsis.
Indeed. Wikipedia is also useful.
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