[Taxacom] Thesis and new species

Paul van Rijckevorsel dipteryx at freeler.nl
Thu Nov 14 08:49:45 CST 2013

From: "Thomas Pape" <TPape at snm.ku.dk>
Sent: Thursday, November 14, 2013 11:58 AM
> The word "obtain" needs not imply formal ownership. Note also that your
> "if" may not be provable. Given evidence that somebody somehow
> "obtained" a copy when the work was issued, the conclusion in
> ICodeZN-context will be that the work was obtainable.

By that standard anybody who produces a print run of ten
copies and then donates a copy to his mother has produced 
an available work.

I know the zoological Code is filled with words that don't 
mean what they appear to mean, but this is just weird. This 
does not sound like "obtainable" to me, let alone like 
numerous "simultaneously obtainable copies"  ... High 
time for some rephrasing?


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