---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: David Hoffman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Date: Jun 18, 2006 9:19 PM Subject: Re: Fwd: Serious breach of copyright -- First post To: Dennis Olvany <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, [EMAIL PROTECTED], thisdayislong <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, [EMAIL PROTECTED]
On 6/18/06, Dennis Olvany <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
I had a look at http://www.houfug.org/help/install_freebsd.htm and I am afraid that you will find this article is not eligible for copyright. It constitutes neither an artistic nor literary work. The article conveys only facts and facts are not eligible for copyright.
I'm afraid you're incorrect. The work in question is indeed copyrightable under the Berne Convention, which many countries have ratified, including the United States, where the content is hosted. The United States, as well as many other countries, also have national laws which allow this work to be copyrighted. It's also important to note that HouFUG clearly believes the work can be copyrighted, since they have included a copyright notice on the page. This implies tremendous bad faith: regardless of whether or not the article is copyrightable (it is), they have removed any reference to the true owner and have claimed it as their own. This is not acceptable behaviour. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"