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From Justin Erenkrantz <jus...@erenkrantz.com>
Subject Re: Copyright text, and javadoc license
Date Sat, 05 Mar 2005 19:57:46 GMT
--On Saturday, March 5, 2005 11:43 AM -0800 "Roy T. Fielding" 
<fielding@gbiv.com> wrote:

> A second issue is whether we need to fix the notices on our
> current files, or if it is sufficient to set the policy now
> and only apply it to future contributions.  I am unsure what
> the downside is for illegitimate notices (i.e., if there is
> some liability to the ASF if we leave them as is when the
> actual copyright owner doesn't care).

>>From <http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ03.pdf>:

Error in Name

When the person named in the notice is not the owner of copyright, the error 
may be corrected by:

1. Registering the work in the name of the true owner; or
2. Recording a document in the Copyright Office executed by the person named 
in the notice that shows the correct ownership.

Otherwise, anyone who innocently infringes the copyright and can prove that he 
or she was misled by the notice and obtained a transfer or license from the 
person named in the notice may have complete defense against the infringement.

HTH.  -- justin

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