Subject: Re: Please add "Public Domain" to "license" list
From: Greg Pomerantz <>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 00:52:04 -0500

> I don't think the Stuff case helps your argument much.  Perhaps
> you're right that a court might find abandonment of copyright, but I'm
> not convinced it's tested yet.

How about this one: Hadady v. Dean Witter, 739 F. Supp. 1392 (C.D. Cal
1990). Plaintiff published a newsletter from 1985 to 1987 with a notice
that said: "The information contained in this letter is protected by
U.S. copyright laws through noon EST on the 2d day after its release . .
." The Court held that the notice was effective to cause an abandonment
of plaintiff's copyright after two days despite the fact that the notice
was not defective.


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