license <-> copyright

Toon Knapen toon at
Fri Mar 2 20:40:42 UTC 2001

pat perf wrote:
> Listen, I would like to inform you that WE ARE ONLY STUDENTS!!!!!
> We don't know where you can find copyright's informations...if you want more
> information, try to enter COPYRIGHT IN YAHOO! or another Motor Site.
> Thanks for your comprehension.
> P.S: please stop E-Mailling ME
> THank you
> Sincerly CPIS

I'm sorry if my question were off topic.
I only asked these question as to get some
more information such that I'm able to
choose a license (and legal stuff)
that best fits my open-source developments.

As I had understood, this ml is exactly
targeted at discussing open-source licenses.
I'm sorry if I was wrong.


> >From: Toon Knapen <toon at>
> >To: license <license-discuss at>
> >Subject: license <-> copyright
> >Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2001 15:18:05 +0100
> >
> >I'm new to this ml, so maybe the question
> >is alreay answered (but I found no archive)
> >
> >So, can someone point me to a website or explain
> >the relation between a sofware license and
> >a copyright.
> >As I understand it, the copyright holder can
> >define the a license on his work which stipulates
> >what you can do with his work without breaking
> >the copyright.
> >
> >Next I also wanted to ask if a copyright is
> >transferable. For instance : is it best that
> >all developers in an open-source project transfer
> >their copyright to the project manager ?
> >
> >Finally I also wanted to ask why a copyright
> >notice always includes dates (years). Do these
> >indicate the year the 'work' was released to
> >the public ?
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >toon
> >
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