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quaxo



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Re: The GNU MS-DOS???
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2008, 11:25:19 PM »
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This is governed by statutory section 17 USC 302. According to this section, a work that is created (fixed in tangible form for the first time) on or after January 1, 1978 is ordinarily given a term enduring for the author's life, plus an additional 70 years after the author's death. In the case of "a joint work" prepared by two or more authors that was not a "work made for hire," the term lasts for 70 years after the last surviving author's death. For works made for hire, and for anonymous and pseudonymous works (unless the author's identity is revealed in Copyright Office records), the duration of copyright will be 95 years from publication or 120 years from creation, whichever is shorter.

Basically, the copyright still exists, and will exist long after most of us have died.

Since laws do change from time to time, different copyrights will expire at different times. Here's a good chart which explains:

http://www.copyright.cornell.edu/public_domain/

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    Re: The GNU MS-DOS???
    « Reply #16 on: July 29, 2008, 06:11:07 AM »
    thanks quaxo
    If you dont know DOS, you dont know Windows...

    Thats why Bill Gates created the Windows NT Family.

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    Re: The GNU MS-DOS???
    « Reply #17 on: July 29, 2008, 06:13:54 AM »
    Helper hasn't been back.

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      Re: The GNU MS-DOS???
      « Reply #18 on: July 29, 2008, 06:16:32 AM »
      maybe another hit n run poster.
      If you dont know DOS, you dont know Windows...

      Thats why Bill Gates created the Windows NT Family.

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      Re: The GNU MS-DOS???
      « Reply #19 on: July 29, 2008, 06:26:03 AM »
      Quaxo cited US law, and I want to point out that US law does not, and thankfully will not, apply outside the United States. However, most countries have copyright laws of some sort.

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      Re: The GNU MS-DOS???
      « Reply #20 on: July 29, 2008, 11:22:15 AM »
      Canada's for example, is nice and verbose.

      http://www.cb-cda.gc.ca/info/act-e.html#rid-33810
      I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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        Re: The GNU MS-DOS???
        « Reply #21 on: July 30, 2008, 12:20:03 PM »
        maybe another hit n run poster.

        Sorry I've been gone for 3 days, but as i said in my first post, but the computer at home doesn't have internet connection, and so I'm using a public computer at the local library.

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          Re: The GNU MS-DOS???
          « Reply #22 on: July 31, 2008, 06:21:57 AM »
          sorry for the false accusation
          If you dont know DOS, you dont know Windows...

          Thats why Bill Gates created the Windows NT Family.