[svlug] svlug bylaws (Google Docs)
rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Dec 3 14:10:14 PST 2007
Quoting yosemite at programmer.net (yosemite at programmer.net):
> If you are claiming that this applies on private property where use of
> recording devices is explicitly constrained, then you could make a
> fine living recording sporting events and feature films and thereby
> seizing copyrights for your recorded content.
> Or not.
Er, I think you must have _badly_ misread what I wrote. The _author_
(creator) of a work gains automatic statutory title. "Copyright in a
work protected under this title vests initially in the author or authors
of the work" (17 U.S.C. 201).
(Filming particular things might create torts, but doesn't affect
Quoting Christian Einfeldt (einfeldt at gmail.com):
> I didn't realize that the kernel walkthrough was shot at Google, which
> Google cameras, which appears to be the case. If that is true, then
> yes, Google would own the copyright.
Oddly enough, ownership has no necesssary connection with who owns the
real estate, nor the cameras. As a filmmaker and attorney, you knew
that, right? ;->
 ...with ownership imputed to the employer, for audiovideo works,
per the "work for hire" rules in 17 U.S.C. 101 and CCNV v. Reid,
490 U.S. 730 (1989). Note that _software_, by contrast, can be a
work for hire ONLY if created a regular employee in the scope of
his/her work. I wonder if Neil Wilson knew that (not that it would have
necessarily deterred Sun):
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