On Sat, 01 Dec 2007 07:18:34 +0000, Kevin Kofler scripst:
Believe it or not, in most European countries, you can't place
in the public domain, especially not after you claimed copyright for it
Better to be said -- in most of the European, there is no such thing as
public domain de iure. There is a public domain de facto, but it looks
slightly differently from the US public domain. Let lawyers deal with
junk like this.
In addition, there may be rights which cannot even be licensed, for
example in France, you can't use a work in a way which hurts the
author's image/reputation (and I believe that part of a French
copyright doesn't even expire);
That's pretty common all over Europe (knowing only the Czech copyright
(Of course all this is not legal advice, I am not a lawyer, laws may
vary wildly between countries in Europe, and the above paragraph may
contain mistakes. But disclaimers aside, I hope I got the general idea
across. ;-) )
I was a lawyer, but I haven't practice copyright law for years, so IANAL
for purposes of this thread as well.
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