No rights reserved

John Cowan cowan at
Sun May 13 05:54:06 UTC 2001

David Croft scripsit:

> > But you can do the next best thing. Use the BSD, MIT or similar license. And
> > if even those are too wordy, then something on the order of "All persons are
> > permitted to use, copy, modify and distribute this work without restriction"
> > should be brief enough.
> That's not bad but I worry that it might not grant some rights still
> held exclusively by the copyright holder .

If you add "publicly perform or display" then there are no rights left.
Copy, distribute, make derivative works, publicly display, publicly perform
is IT.  The copyright holder has no other rights.

John Cowan                                   cowan at
One art/there is/no less/no more/All things/to do/with sparks/galore
	--Douglas Hofstadter

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