Drop of portindex

Max Laier max at love2party.net
Wed Sep 15 09:16:02 PDT 2004

On Tuesday 14 September 2004 06:20, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 14, 2004 at 02:16:22PM +1000, Rob B wrote:
> > I would say, from reading the pr, and the fact that there is no licence
> > specified, that the author has released it into the public domain - as
> > well as  relinquishing copyright.  Since the licence on this version has
> > either been changed or not specified, anyone could possibly pick up the
> > project.
> No, that's not how it works.  If no rights are granted to you by the
> author, you have no rights to his property, including the right to
> redistribute.

I am no lawyer, but it seems to me that fair use applies and (every) former 
user of this work is allowed to (at least) create a derivative work and 
release it (under own copyright) to the public as the original work is "out 
of print or otherwise unavailable".

Hope somebody with a law course can jump in with some details and deeper 

[ By no means do I intend to mess with Radim's "spiritual life"! ]

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