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

Tony Langdon vk3jed at gmail.com
Mon Dec 1 12:42:03 PST 2008

At 07:33 AM 12/2/2008, Clint Bradford wrote:
>>>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...

Not sure if that is in all jurisdictions, but it is usually the 
case.  In any case, it still is a good idea to include copyright 
statements, but you do have copyright protection without them.

>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...

Well, that's definitely copyright violation, and should be reported 
and dealt with.

>>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.


73 de VK3JED

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