public domain question

James Davis jamesd at jml.net
Tue Feb 1 04:22:22 EST 2005


On Mon, 31 Jan 2005, MM Robinson wrote:

> If I use a public domain dedication, does that make the material
> "uncopyrightable"? In other words, can someone else legally copyright
> material that I, as the creator, dedicate to the public domain?

They can't just make a copy of your work, that would still be the same
work and still be in the public domain. They can hold copyright over
derivatives of your work.

James




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