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Re: [dvd-discuss] Copyright ranges

THis whole discussion demonstrates more and more the deficiancies of the
WIPO treaties and the Berne Convention. In their zeal to provide as much
protection for as much "intellectual property" as they can, WIPO has not
considered the administrative aspects. When nothing need have a copyright
notice, it becomes an administative nightmare. Who can afford to research the 
copyright for some obscure author when one may publish and is faced with legal 
fees and possible fines that outweight the economic benefit of doing so. Rather 
than being the great American Novel, Melville's "Moby DIck" would probably be 
relegated to the rare book bins of pretentious used book stores.

On 5 Aug 2002 at 23:04, Thomas Olsson wrote:

Date sent:      	Mon, 5 Aug 2002 23:04:37 +0200 (BST)
From:           	Thomas Olsson <dvd-discuss@armware.dk>
Subject:        	Re: [dvd-discuss] Copyright ranges
To:             	dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu
Send reply to:  	dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu

> Thanks to all for the explanations.
> In <news:local.ml.dvd-discuss> on Mon 05 Aug, Wendy Seltzer wrote:
> > [...] If a second edition includes new material, the later 
> > publication date applies only to the new material, so a notice might 
> > include both dates.
> I guess a range is suitable for web pages and programs, that get updated
> more often than other things.
> Is it possible to claim copyright forever on server-generated pages?
> If it keeps changing every time you fetch it (even if it eventually
> happens to change to something it has served before), could you claim
> that every page is a new derived work that is protected?
> The fact that an automated script is the "author" should not matter,
> since there seems to be copyright on the output from compilers.
> Regards,
> Thomas
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