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Re: CHAT: (no subject)

From:David Starner <starner@...>
Date:Wednesday, December 5, 2001, 23:55
On Thu, Dec 06, 2001 at 08:26:51AM +1100, Tristan Alexander McLeay wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Dec 2001, Yoon Ha Lee wrote: > > > #define QUESTION ((bb) || !(bb)) /* (c) W. Shakespeare */ > > Did they have copyright back then? And even if they did, it'd be well out > of copyright by now, Shakespeare's been dead for more that twenty-five > years... (at least according to Aussie copyright law. I know they've got > something different in America and have no idea about the UK, which would > be the one that counts)
Aussie law is it's in public domain after the author has been dead for 50 years. The United States is it's in public domain if it was published before 1923, and the UK is dead for 75 years, IIRC. I work with Project Gutenberg ( / for Australian stuff), so these details are rather important to me. -- David Starner -, ICQ #61271672 Pointless website: When the aliens come, when the deathrays hum, when the bombers bomb, we'll still be freakin' friends. - "Freakin' Friends"


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