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Intellectual Property
From Jim on 20 Jan '99
replying to Re: copyright information posted by Jeff

>The material doesn't have to say
>it is copyrighted to have a degree of copyright protection.

Indeed. As soon as a thought leaves a person's head and becomes
physical text of any sort, it becomes their 'intellectual property'
from that point onwards, by default. A copyright notice is just for
extra emphasis, so that if a case comes to court the defendant can't
claim ignorance.

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