Copyright clearance (was Re: Classic Hardware Documentation Project)

From: Christian Fandt <>
Date: Fri Nov 19 19:02:48 1999

Upon the date 09:25 PM 11/18/99 -0800, Don Maslin said something like:
>On Thu, 18 Nov 1999, Christian Fandt wrote:
  -- snip --
>> Must be some docs for a government contract prepared outside of the
>> contract at Rolm's (or the prime contractor's) expense. Often, anything
>> printed under a government contract is not copyrighted.
>I suspect that the distinction is whether the material was developed at
>government expense rather than who printed it. After all, it is the
>content that is copyrighted, not the manual itself.

Yep. That's why I wrote '. . .printed under a gov't contract.' meaning to
include the development was also under the contract. The Government
Printing Office would have printed such a doc too.

Regards, Chris
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Christian Fandt, Electronic/Electrical Historian
Jamestown, NY USA
        Member of Antique Wireless Association
Received on Fri Nov 19 1999 - 19:02:48 GMT

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