Re: [ADMIN] Copyright issues

From: Michael Steinmann (
Date: 10/16/96

On Wed, 16 Oct 1996, Ebon Mists wrote:

> > 
> > Greetings,
> >    It has recently come to my attention that a disgruntled
> > former Imp of Phoenix mud has released our full distribution
> > to the public.  I found this out in a rather rude fashion
> > when I came across one of my areas, which is copyrighted,
> > on another mud.
> Just so you know, you cannoy copyright something just by placing a Copyright
> blah blah on it. Unless you went through the proper legal channels, your
> area is not copyrighted.

correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that an incorrect statement?  From 
what I have heard in the past, a free copyright for the period of four
years was available, after that time then you had to purchase one.

> >    There is not much I can do in this situation without having
> > to go to court over this, so I am appealing to all of the
> > imps and admins out there to respect other people's work
> > and the copyrights associated with them.
> Like I said before. I woudlnt waste your time with court.
> Hades, I'm no lawyer but I do know a bit about copyright laws.
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