Message-Id: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Tue, 16 May 1995 11:34:45 -0400 To: email@example.com, From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Kee Hinckley) Subject: Re: legal status of ©? At 9:32 PM 5/14/95, Systems Administration account wrote: >The way in which copyright protection is secured under the present >law is frequently misunderstood. No publication or registration >or other action in the Copyright Office is required to secure >copyright (see following NOTE). There are, however, certain >definite advantages to registration. One of those advantages is in terms of recovering damages. A registered copyright can collect statutory as well as actual damanages. (Not sure how this applies out of the U.S.). For more info I highly recommend "The Copyright Handbook" from Nolo Press. Last time I checked Nolo had a web site on GNN. Kee Hinckley Utopia Inc. - Cyberspace Architects=81 617/721-6100 email@example.com http://www.utopia.com/ I'm not sure which upsets me more: that people are so unwilling to accept responsibility for their own actions, or that they are so eager to regulate everyone else's.