[free-sklyarov] Public Domain (Was: Re: Free Sklyarov)

mike castleman mlc67 at columbia.edu
Thu Nov 15 00:17:54 PST 2001

As far as I know (and I've been wrong before), you're certainly
allowed to put your program in the public domain if you want. You
must, however, explicitly state that you are doing so. At least under
US copyright law, the default is for a work to be copyrighted by its


On Thu, Nov 15, 2001 at 09:44:50AM +0100, DeBug wrote:
> I find it very dangerous to REQUIRE that every  software had a
> copyright holder. For example i want to put my program
> into public domain anonymously so that noone can control
> how other people use it. It seems to be impossible because
> BY DEFAULT any program has an owner i.e. lawers want to have
> a person that could answer in the court who can and who cannot use the program.
> They do not want to understand that there CAN exists not proprietary things,
> the things that belong to NOONE. It is very dangerous to require that
> every thing had an owner.

mike castleman, mlc67 at columbia.edu, ph: +1 (646) 382-7220
current location: columbia university, new york, ny, us
students for an orwellian society: http://www.studentsfororwell.org/
because 2001 is 17 years too late.
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