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Subject:Re: Computer rights From:Teresa Washburn <twashbur -at- INFICON -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 16 Dec 1997 15:30:42 -0500
<<Any publication of a work (before it is protected under the copyrightlaw)
makes it *public domain*. This means both sending it out on the
Internet,and/or copying it for people to read on paper. (Case in point -
copy machines in libraries.) The correct thing to do is to put a Copyright
notice on the work EACH and EVERY time it is published.>>
I believe Copyright laws apply to all forms of writing, without requiring
the writer to register it officially as Copyrighted material. If the
Copyright is violated and the writer wishes to sue for damages they can sue
for more $$ if they have registered the work.
See the following URL for lots of helpful info on the issue of Copyright
material (click on Copyright in the Table of Contents)