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Re: Overview of copyright issues

From: Matthias Kilian
Subject: Re: Overview of copyright issues
Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2009 10:36:03 +0200
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On Sat, Sep 19, 2009 at 11:28:11PM +0100, Anthony W. Youngman wrote:
> >The snippets are taken from the LSR and a condition of submission to the
> >LSR is that you consign your work to the public domain (and that you
> >have the right to do so).  I know, because I submitted a couple of
> >snippets to the LSR and they later made it into the Lilypond docs'
> >selection of snippets.
> What happens if you're German :-)
> (I don't know, but there's been a fair bit of discussion, on and off, on 
> debian legal as to whether it is even *possible* for some people to 
> consign their work to the public domain - the *law* apparently says they 
> *can't*)

"public domain" in germany (and maybe other european countries)
doesn't exist in the sense that an author can't drop authorship and
decline all responsibility for his work.


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