Alon von Bismark alvbi at
Sat Mar 21 02:56:47 UTC 2009

Quoting Luis Villa <luis.villa at>:

> It seems highly unlikely that anything can, since that right is
> specifically designed not to be possible to contract away.

"Affirmer hereby overtly, fully, permanently, irrevocably and unconditionally waives, abandons, and surrenders all of Affirmer's Copyright and Related Rights and associated claims and causes of action, whether now known or unknown (including existing as well as future claims and causes of action), in the Work (i) in all territories worldwide, (ii) for the maximum duration provided by applicable law or treaty (including future time extensions), (iii) in any current or future medium and for any number of copies, and (iv) for any purpose whatsoever, including without limitation commercial, advertising or promotional purposes (the

Doesn't sound like a contract, eh?

"All requests pertaining to the planned publication of materials from Einstein's writings should be sent to the Albert Einstein Archives. Please refer to the following price lists."



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