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Re: Copyright Issues

May 05, 1998 10:37 PM
by Jerry Hejka-Ekins

The copyright laws were revised a few year ago so that it is no longer necessary
to copyright material, or even post a notice of copyright.  Any original posting
on the internet is therefore, the intellectual property of the writer, and
publishing it would be a violation of current copyright law.

Lmhem111 wrote:

> Much written material is put out on the Internet by authors who have not gone
> through the formal and procedural process of getting their stuff copyrighted
> through the Copyright Office at the Library of Congress. This material can be
> viewed and accessed by millions. It seems, therefore, that this material would
> be part of the public domain.
> For instance, would the postings published here in this e-mail message room
> (theos-talk) be considered "copyrighted" or part of the public domain to be
> used freely by anyone?
> Lmhem111

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