public domain

DeBug debug at
Thu Nov 8 17:20:07 UTC 2001

I took a look at
and read this:

"If it's posted to Usenet it's in the public domain."
False. Nothing modern is in the public domain anymore unless the owner explicitly puts
it in the public domain(*). Explicitly, as in you have a note from the author/owner
saying, "I grant this to the public domain." Those exact words or words very much like them.

Now i have a question - does it mean anonymous works cannot be put in
the public domain ?

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