On 01/27/2011 01:59 PM, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
I'm trying to determine if the LZMA SDK is properly in the
domain. The author (Igor Pavlov) is Russian, and supposedly the work
was placed into the public domain on 2008-11-23 which I guess would mean
that the Russian Federation's new copyright code would be involved.
However, that's about as far into the matter as I can comprehend.
While I'm not at all an expert in modern Russian copyright law, it looks
like the new Russian Federation copyright laws include moral rights, so
the question is whether they can waive those rights.
Googling around seems to imply that the answer is no, which means we
need to talk to Igor Pavlov and have him put a proper license on it.
(Note: I also discovered that you can waive moral rights in India, but
not in Mexico.)