Steven D'Aprano <steve+comp.lang.pyt...@pearwood.info>: > On Fri, 16 May 2014 14:46:23 +0000, Grant Edwards wrote: > >> At least in the US, there doesn't seem to be such a thing as "placing >> a work into the public domain". The copyright holder can transfer >> ownershipt to soembody else, but there is no "public domain" to which >> ownership can be trasferred. > > That's factually incorrect. In the US, sufficiently old works, or works > of a certain age that were not explicitly registered for copyright, are > in the public domain. Under a wide range of circumstances, works created > by the federal government go immediately into the public domain.
Steven, you're not disputing Grant. I am. The sole copyright holder can simply state: "this work is in the Public Domain," or: "all rights relinquished," or some such. Ultimately, everything is decided by the courts, of course. Marko -- https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list