Yep! Copyright inures to the author at the moment the work is fixed in a 
tangible medium. And yes, courts in the US have ruled that computer memory is a 
tangible medium. In other words, you key it in, it's a copyright work, and you 
(or your employer, who is the "author" if you are an employee) is the owner.


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From: IBM Mainframe Assembler List [mailto:ASSEMBLER-LIST@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On 
Behalf Of John McKown
Sent: Friday, February 2, 2018 5:38 AM
Subject: Re: Pascal

On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 7:32 AM, Bernd Oppolzer <>

> I didn't care much about license so far; the code is available for 
> free from the links mentioned below.
> See also here:

​FSVO "free". If you don't assign a license, then I would think (I'm not a
lawyer) that the Berne Copyright convention applies. It is generally in force 
world-wide. And definitely in Germany.

Yes, I have some serious "hang ups" in this area.​

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