copyright on description

Richard.Zander at MOBOT.ORG Richard.Zander at MOBOT.ORG
Fri Jun 3 11:33:25 CDT 2005

Well, most of us are concerned about our legacy. Even if who we actually are
is forgotten, a name on a publication tells future generations that someone
cared enough to do the work and that it was a work of individual persistence
and passion, not a "team effort."

Richard H. Zander
Bryology Group, Missouri Botanical Garden
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-----Original Message-----
From: christian thompson [mailto:cthompson at]
Sent: Friday, June 03, 2005 11:22 AM
Subject: Re: copyright on description


Your comments are very interesting and just start illustrating some of
the copyright issues. Do you get NSF or government funding? Read the
contract terms. Most never do, but there are assignment clauses usually
in them.

But it was your last line that got me:

What if you are dead?

Well, then I won't worry about my rights any more!


F. Christian Thompson
Systematic Entomology Lab., USDA
c/o Smithsonian Institution
MRC-0169 NHB
PO Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012
(202) 382-1800 voice
(202) 786-9422 FAX
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