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Re: CSRG archives

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: CSRG archives
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 16:10:36 -0000
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In gnu.misc.discuss RJack <> wrote:

> If creators can prove they have authored some original code and
> properly register their that original code with the Copyright Office
> ....

This is the bit I don't get yet.  What's the purpose of having to
register copyright, other than keeping an army of clerks in work?  In
many countries, possibly most, works are copyright by default and
registration of them is unnecessary.

> .... and can prove they released their own code under a legally
> enforceable copyright license and can demonstrate substantial
> similarity in copying protectable code without permission, it is their
> right to sue for copyright infringement of their own code. That sounds
> like great copyright law to me.

What's so great about the registration bit?

> Sincerely,
> RJack :)

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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