[amsat-bb] Re: Selling "free" software.

Clint Bradford clintbrad4d at earthlink.net
Mon Dec 1 12:33:52 PST 2008

>> Well, I don't have any explicit copyright statements on my  
>> websites, so
> I don't think I can claim any legal copyright.

Absolutely incorrect. Your work is inherently copyrighted the moment  
you publish it...

> Anyway, people are free
> to use the contents. Of course, thanks to my naivety, I didn't expect
> to see them being used this way.

I only entered this thread because someone indicated that their text  
content was being used without permission. I have been involved in  
telecommunications law and legal issues since the Internet began...

> In my opinion, it is not a question of whether it is legal or not.

It should be. If your original work is being used in a manner that you  
do not wish it to be used, then you need to get serious about your  

Again, eBay has a method in place to deal with such abuse.

Clint Bradford 

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