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Re: Copyright questions, boring.

From: Daniel Berlin <dberlin_at_dberlin.org>
Date: 2007-01-12 00:54:27 CET

On 1/11/07, Justin Erenkrantz <justin@erenkrantz.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 11, 2007 at 12:44:06PM -0500, Daniel Berlin wrote:
> > You could argue it does, because the statute says c in circle, not
> > (c). I'm not up on caselaw as to whether (c) is acceptable when you
> > can't use c in circle.
>
> FWIW, one of the ASF's counsel, specifically Larry Rosen, said it does
> invalidate it to have both "Copyright" and "(c)" together and advised us to
> remove it. And, yes, he brought up the "(c)" isn't a valid choice given
> the law.

Larry is a very theoretical guy, and while nice, he's not really my
first choice for "really smart lawyer".
He thinks he knows a lot more than he does.

In *theory*, it invalidates it because the statute proscribes the form
of notice is "Copyright" or "c in circle". Whether courts have cared
is something, to be perfectly honest, i'm pretty sure Larry has never
bothered to look up.

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