!@!Re: [PGCanada] Introducing... Vasa

Wallace J.McLean ag737 at freenet.carleton.ca
Sun Dec 5 19:16:35 PST 2004

> I don't think the courts will EVER make more than the SLIGHTEST token
> decisions on behalf of the public domain, nor will the lawmakers,
> nor will the executive branch. . .after all, the last two US 
> extensionswere signed by Democrat Presidents. . . .

That's probably true of the US courts, and unfortunately (and for what 
it's worth) we don't have a constitutional guarantee of a public domain 
in Canada.

On the other hand, our courts have been very generous on the fair use 
and other metes and bounds to the scope of copyright.

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