Karsten M. Self kmself at
Wed Nov 7 21:24:18 UTC 2001

on Wed, Nov 07, 2001 at 12:07:58PM +0100, Chris Gray (chris.gray at wrote:
> Chris Gehlker wrote:
> > On 11/6/01 11:17 AM, "DeBug" <debug at> wrote:
> >
> >
> > The easiest way is to spend $30 and register it with the Copyright office.
> Even if you live in Lithuania?

International copyright compliance:

    US LoC Circular 38:

Registration in general:

...provides protections in the US, under US law, 17 USC.

> > They save a copy and record the date. But my understanding is that
> > if you don't do that and your copyright is challenged, you can
> > present any evidence you want. For example, "I posted the code to
> > comp.lang.c++ and here is a copy in the Google archive with the
> > date.

There are, under US law, remedies for infringement only available for
registered works.  See generally, 17 USC Chapter 4, specifically section
411 and 412.



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