Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Apr 2007 09:14 UTC, submitted by jeanmarc
Zeta For the first time in its 7 years of existence, some decent statement has been released concering the legality of Zeta. Access, the current owner of Be, Inc.'s IP, states: "We have sent 'cease and desist' letters to YellowTab on a number of occasions, which have been uniformly ignored. If Herr Korz feels that he holds a legitimate license to the BeOS code he's been using, we're completely unaware of it, and I'd be fascinated to see him produce any substantiation for that claim." Update: Bernd Korz has replied on his blog.
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RE[4]: Too fast to decide
by BurningShadow on Wed 4th Apr 2007 13:50 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Too fast to decide"
BurningShadow
Member since:
2006-09-07

"Unless Greece totally lacks copyright laws that it is, to put it bluntly, bull."

I don't know Greece law, but what if it is legal in Greece, because it's a discontinued product, and the copyright holder isn't selling it anymore?

I doubt that myself, but it *might* be how it's legal...

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RE[5]: Too fast to decide
by EsoX on Wed 4th Apr 2007 16:15 in reply to "RE[4]: Too fast to decide"
EsoX Member since:
2005-08-21

In short: The applicable international legislation in place is the Berne convention and the TRIPS. Both these regulations allow a number of exceptions from absolute CR protection that countries can implement in national legislation, if they wish, without violating their international obligations. One typical example of exceptions are the so called "compulsory licenses". These can come as something you have to apply for with some agency or simply use without applying, to publish a work that is not being worked on the market by the respective CR-holder.

Without looking and the facts of the individual case and national legislation nothing much more can be said.

Best wishes to you all.

Edited 2007-04-04 16:20

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