I read about this late yesterday then this popped up in my mail box this
morning. This affects all vintage software so I hope no one minds me
forwarding this information:
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Subject: [Color Computer] Federal Register - Orphan Works - Important -
do send an email please.
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 19:16:45 -0800
From: Neil Morrison
The Copyright Office seeks to examine the issues raised by “orphan works,”
i.e., copyrighted works whose owners are difficult or even impossible to
locate. Concerns have been raised that the uncertainty surrounding ownership
of such works might needlessly discourage subsequent creators and users from
incorporating such works in new creative efforts or making such works
available to the public. This notice requests written comments from all
interested parties. Specifically, the Office is seeking comments on whether
there are compelling concerns raised by orphan works that merit a
legislative, regulatory or other solution, and what type of solution could
effectively address these concerns without conflicting with the legitimate
interests of authors and right holders. ....
1. If by electronic mail: Send to orphanworks@...
a message containing
the name of the person making the submission, his or her title and
organization (if the submission is on behalf of an organization), mailing
address, telephone number, telefax number (if any) and e-mail address. The
message should also identify the document clearly as either a comment or
reply comment. The document itself must be sent as a MIME attachment, and
must be in a single file in either: (1) Adobe Portable Document File (PDF)
format (preferred); (2) Microsoft Word 2000 or earlier; (3) WordPerfect 8.0
or earlier; (4) Rich Text File (RTF) format; or (5) ASCII text file format.
Due to political oppression I'm seeking a Canadian or European
"When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are
considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism,
materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered." - Dr.
Martin Luther King
This OS/2 uptime is 1 d 20 h 58 m 41 seconds