WIPO Copyright Treaty - Worldwide DMCA (was: European DMCA)

João Miguel Neves joao at silvaneves.org
Wed Aug 8 08:43:52 UTC 2001

On 07 Aug 2001 23:29:26 +0200, schilling at fokus.gmd.de wrote:
> Don't mix the "European Copyright" (at least to my understaning) with the bad
> english word "Copyright".
> From what I know, European Copyright is very similar to the German Copyright
> which rather should be called "Authorship right" because the German name is:
> "Urheberrecht". It is forbidden by law to give away this property.
> What you may give away is the Copy-right in the real meaning of the words.
> This is completely different from the US laws on Copyright. For the same reason
> it is no possible to have public domain software in Europe....
This is not correct. At least in Portugal the concept of copyright
(direitos de autor) includes the concepts of transfer and public domain.
AFAIK there's no such concept of non-tranferable authorship here.

						Joao Miguel Neves

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