[pp.int.general] Fwd: <nettime> Richard Stallman: How the Swedish Pirate Party Platform Backfires on Free Software

Felipe Sanches felipe.sanches at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 09:30:53 CEST 2009

But at the same time, I agree that, since copyright is a state granted
protection, there should be a guarantee that society will benefit from
the granted protection. If there's no guarantee, there should be no
state support.

On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 4:23 AM, Christian
Hufgard<pp at christian-hufgard.de> wrote:
> Felipe Sanches wrote:
>> I like the escrow proposal.
>> But, the Bern Convention requires that the copyrights are granted
>> without the need of formaly registering the work. So, that makes me
>> think that requiring deposit of source code in order to copyright it
>> would be incompatible with the Bern Convention.
>> Almost all countries in the world have signed this convention.
> And you furthermore have the problem that you had to force any software
> company to deliver any release and any patch...
> Christian
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