Re: Re: Re: public domain and science?
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Posted by M Arthur Auslander on April 04, 2002 at 22:32:35:
In Reply to: Re: Re: public domain and science? posted by Giz Navarro on April 04, 2002 at 08:54:05:
: : : With respect to published scientific articles, are the findings, concepts, and novel terminology protected by copywrite law or are they in the public domain?
: : Dear Mr. Navarro,
: : M. Arthur Auslander
: : Auslander & Thomas-Intellectual Property Law Since 1909
In copyright law, the meaning doesn't count as much as the way it is said. The idea in a text is free to use, if there is no patent etc. For instance, there is a song lyric, "Darling je vous ame boucoup" or something like that. It is French for "Darling I love you very much". The author should have copyright protection on the words as applied to the song. There are an infinite variety of ways of saying that, that others can use and those words can be used in other contexts.
M. Arthur Auslander
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