Larry Niven's Altair
cube1 at charter.net
Thu Aug 20 13:49:47 CDT 2015
On 8/20/2015 9:47 AM, Paul Koning wrote:
>> 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.
Even before, if it was registered, then it would be covered, even if
there was no notice.
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