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Re: link to us: Is there a recommendation to provide a graphic for external linking? if so where?

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 21:21:32 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200401202121.i0KLLWT03977@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

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> Can you not elect for your work to be public domain? If so, does anyone know
> how? 

The uk.ac Copyright FAQ doesn't mention "public domain" at all, only the
lapse after 70 years.  It does discuss the problems when it is not
possible to absolutely prove the copyright status.
<http://ahds.ac.uk/copyrightfaq.htm> "Copyright FAQ"

An (American?) document does suggest it might be there, but warns that 
someone can make a trivial change and then claim copyright ownership
for themselves.
<http://www.templetons.com/brad/copymyths.html> "10 Big Myths about
copyright explained"

All the advice I've ever seen, for software, is that attempting to
place it in the public domain is legally unsafe.
Received on Wednesday, 21 January 2004 02:19:08 UTC

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