[DECtalk], Re: copyright

  • From: Tony Baechler <tony@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: dectalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 00:37:26 -0800

Hi.  Sorry, but it really doesn't matter if a work is made in the US or 
not.  Yes, Red Dwarf is British.  However, that doesn't matter to US 
copyright laws.  Also, "fan works" don't count.  The fan can give them away 
if it is not based on the original, but that's as far as it goes.  Since 
they are the actual scripts, this would not count as a fan work really.

At 11:15 AM 12/30/2004 +1300, you wrote:
>I mean it could bee classed as a fan work.
>The charactors don't remotely sound close to origionals.
>Anyway as I understand it red dwarf was made by the british.
>Its not us made.
>There is no sound fx.
>True there is music, but its mostly voice.
>I don't know if they would actually care.
>The stuff is and is still on shaun randel site.
>Thats us I think.
>This could apply to all files on archive apart from the home made ones.
>No one has minded.

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