Electronic publishing

Curtis Clark jcclark at CSUPOMONA.EDU
Fri Apr 12 09:15:02 CDT 1996

At 10:21 AM 4/12/96 +0000, Marcus Kit Petz wrote:
>Copyright can be achieved by sending a printed copy to yourself in a
>sealed envolope.

No, simple publication establishes copyright, although explicitly declaring
it is desirable. However, in the United States, unless you've *registered* a
copyright, you can't sue for damages, no matter how many sealed envelopes
you have. (Note: I am not an attorney, even though sometimes I act like one
when the arguments turn to nomenclature.  This information is based on my

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