minstrel: [Fwd: From the SCA's Copyright Goob]

Donald R. Gaither gaitherd at email.uah.edu
Fri Jun 27 02:08:57 PDT 1997

	Just thought I throw my two cents in.  This info is a couple of
years old, so you might want to reverify it.  Asper the U.S. Copyright
Office, THE WEB IN NONREGISTRATIBLE(sp?).  I had a friend who called
Washington about a web page and they said that electronic media, i.e. web
pages, e-mail, etc. could not be registered with them.  Like I said
though, this is a couple of years old, I don't know if they have changed
their stance.  Also this only applies to registration of a copyright, not
the defacto copyright granted by authorship.

In Honor and Service,
mka Donald Gaither

On Wed, 25 Jun 1997, Brett and Karen Williams wrote:

> Subject: From the SCA's Copyright Goob
> Date: Wed, 25 Jun 1997 08:51:00 -0400
> From: Margo Lynn Hablutzel <Hablutzel at compuserve.com>
> Reply-To: sca-arts at raven.cc.ukans.edu
> To: A&S List <sca-arts at raven.cc.ukans.edu>
> Let me hit a few of the questions that seem to be asked.  Please note that
> this is PRIMARILY USA and Canadian Law, except as specified otherwise:
> 6)  While you do not have to use a copyright notice in the USA since Berne
> was joined 3/1/89, failure to do so beforehand did put something into the
> public domain -- but without the notice it is hard to check whether the
> item falls under that rule.  Also, there were provisions for recovery.  I
> do recommend that people continue to use the copyright notice as a warning
> to others that you treat these issues seriously and claim ownership in the
> work.
> If you have specific questions or issues, please feel free to contact me
> directly.  I did speak on copyright law and the SCA at last Pennsic but
> could not commit to this one; I am willing to travel to the various
> Kingdoms to speak at Ithras or other Collegia.
>                                         ---= Morgan

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