Posted by KatNip on September 19, 1998 at 01:16:16:
In Reply to: "common law copyright"? posted by Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S. on September 18, 1998 at 20:38:56:
Ah, excuse me SIR! It appears you glanced
at my initial post as the below extract from
Black's Law Dictionary shows.
A simpler way of putting
the "common law copyright" notice [sic] you employ
following some of your web pages is that
--putting material on the web is
publishing...pray tell how would the below
be applicable to your "common law copyright"?
In other words, a "common law copyright" is
secured ONLY for unpublished work....once you
put non-registered work on the web...fair use
is in play.
Perhaps you should invest in a remedial
reading course so that you might grasp
that your "common law copyright(s)" at the ending
of many of your web pages is not a "common law
copyright" at all and is gone to the wind.
And to suggest that I or another has an
attitude problem simply for asking you to
clarify a matter is childish at best....though
that isn't to imply we can't be friends:-)
"Common law copyright" is that right which
author has in his UNPUBLISHED literary creations,
a kind of property right whose extent is to give
him control over the first publication of his work
or to prevent its publication.
: You must not have read everything I that
: wrote. I specifically remember referring
: to the definition in Black's Law Dictionary.
: Please do NOT come at me with another
: "problem attitude," okay?
: If you want to disagree with me, just do so.
: Thank you.
: /s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S.
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