[Foundation-l] RfC: License update proposal

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Fri Jan 30 22:20:29 UTC 2009

Michael Snow wrote:
> Requirements like that (the US used to 
> require a copyright notice) have been stripped away as an unreasonable 
> burden on authors.
I don't think that that was the reason.  The publishers would be the 
ones to make sure that the notice was there anyway. Like abandoning the 
requirement that registration was a precondition to copyright 
protection, it was a consequence to acceding to international treaties 
which demanded that copyright vest automatically in the author.  The 
author could not lose his rights out of ignorance.


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