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From: Kevin S. Van Horn (Kevin.VanHorn_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-19 12:16:42

> Is a reason that failing to claim copyright at least
> may permit someone else to claim copyright
> and then for them to restrict use of the software?

No, if I put my own work into the public domain, another cannot then
copyright it. They may, however, derive a new work from mine and
copyright that derived work. However, that still leaves my work in the
public domain.

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