Re: Computer rights

Subject: Re: Computer rights
From: Barb Ostapina <Barb -dot- Ostapina -at- METROMAIL -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 14:34:48 -0500

Smokey wrote:

<<Any publication of a work (before it is protected under the copyright
makes it *public domain*. This means both sending it out on the Internet,
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.>> <SNIP>

The last time I looked into copyright laws (quite a few years ago), I
learned that the most recent (at that time) change to the copyright laws
automatically protects something written from the moment it is written,
regardless of whether or not it has the copyright notice on it. Has this

Is there a "user-friendly" (read "dummies") resource on copyright law that
somebody could recommend?

barb -dot- ostapina -at- metromail -dot- com, or

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