On Thu, Jul 05, 2001 at 10:40:38AM +0100, David O'Callaghan wrote:
> IANAL, but I understood that "in the public domain" meant _exactly_ that the
> work was without copyright, and not merely publically available. Maybe this
> is a US legal definition that holds no weight here...
IANAL either but it's my understanding that in this jurisdiction "in the
public domain" means something that has been published and made generally
available and hence anyone can know it, regardless of its copyright status.
> I'm mostly extrapolating this from
Ah well, anything legal in their would be American. And in any event, I'm
using the term "in the public domain" to mean generally, in the sense that
Ruairi meant it when he referred to the device of having something read into
the court record, or sometimes into the parliamentary record.
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