Re: legal notices in software?

Subject: Re: legal notices in software?
From: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- alltel -dot- net>
To: Andrew Warren <awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 21:39:01 -0400

Andrew Warren wrote:

The US Copyright Office's "Circular 3" quaintly suggests displaying the
notice "at the user's terminal at sign-on"; Bitlaw's more-modern
rendering of that suggestion is to "include the notice on a splash
screen which is temporarily shown when the program is initially

Hmm. Antiquely naive and slightly newer naive. Often I'm looking
at Google's cached HTML rendering of a PDF. A copyright notice, if
there is one, may possibly appear on the pages I view. Or it
more likely won't.

There is no solution that transcends all storage, transfer,
abstraction and rendering methods. To make such a thing would
require incredibly restrictive legislation, presumably by a
World Body of Law; thus far such entities (League of Nations,
UN, CODASYL) have been mostly toothless.

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