[License-discuss] [Non-DoD Source] Re: NOSA 2.0, Copyfraud and the US Government

John Cowan cowan at ccil.org
Mon Aug 28 21:35:43 UTC 2017

On Mon, Aug 28, 2017 at 4:32 PM, Thorsten Glaser <tg at mirbsd.de> scripsit:

Under the Berne Convention, a work from country A is, in country B,
> subject to the same protection as a work from country B. That means
> for a work originating in the USA, in Germany, only(!) German copy‐
> right law applies. In France, only French law, etc.

Up to a point, Minister.

Also under the Berne convention, country B may (but is not required to)
treat a work that is out of copyright in its originating country as out of
in country B as well.  The U.S. does not exercise this option, and the
EU countries are effectively forbidden to do so by EU case law.

John Cowan          http://vrici.lojban.org/~cowan        cowan at ccil.org
But the next day there came no dawn, and the Grey Company passed on
into the darkness of the Storm of Mordor and were lost to mortal sight;
but the Dead followed them.          --"The Passing of the Grey Company"
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