On Friday 21 June 2013, you wrote: > I think this is for literature and similar things. I thought it was > something like 25 years from the year of first publication for the > software or other forms of "computer art". no, there is no difference between computer programs and literature in that aspect. and the "X years after publication" (its also 70 years btw) comes into play when the author is not known, eg for anonymous works. (like mostly everything released as a "scene demo", for example :)) > Right. I believe nobody will, because probably nobody can really claim and > defend the ownership. Even former CBM employees don't own the copyright > and whoever (is there an entity which does and didn't go bankrupt?) owns > what's left of CBM probably doesn't even know that something like those > ROMs codebase ever existed ;-) former employees actually might own the copyright by now... that depends on many things like local legislation though. in some parts of the world copyright falls back to the author if whoever owned the distribution right before doesnt actively exploit it. (this is the reason for all the crappy oldie collection cds sold in teleshopping channels here....) -- http://www.hitmen-console.org http://magicdisk.untergrund.net http://www.pokefinder.org http://ftp.pokefinder.org The thing is, I HAVE learned Excel, C and MATLAB and nothing in there compares with the simplicity, easy of use and time saved of using good old Basic V2. <Eslapion> Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2013-06-21 22:01:02
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