CopyRight, CopyLeft and Public Domain.....the CopyrightfightGam

Marty Halvorson martyh@nmcourts.com
Tue, 12 Feb 2002 11:19:18 -0700


Russell wrote, "So if I really want, how do I release something into the
public domain?

Work for the Federal Courts.  There was a huge discussion (argument really) 
about this when Legal XML was working on it's intellectual property 
policy.  Seems that any contribution by the members who worked for the 
Federal Court, one of whom was a significant policy and design contributor, 
was, by law, in the public domain.


Peace,

Marty Halvorson
New Mexico Supreme Court
Administrative Office of the Courts
Judicial Information Division
martyh@nmcourts.com