Re: What do I do? (fwd)


Tung-chiang Yang (
Fri, 16 May 1997 23:26:54 -0700 (PDT)

Being a FAQ maintainer for a group, I guess few people
wants to infringe my copyright :)

I left Los Angeles for San Francisco for only two days, and when I am
back my E-mailbox is full of copyright discussions.... :)

I don't think I will do this, but Terry's legal suggestion showed us
we need two printed copies of our FAQ's for registration purpose. What
if we update the FAQ frequently, for some certain newsgroups?

This should be a private E-mail to Terry, but I posted it here so everyone
might join for discussion because some of us might have similar experiences
in the past.

Forwarded message:
> Date: Thu, 15 May 1997 10:09:46 -0700 (PDT)
> Message-Id: <>
> From: Terry Carroll <>
> Subject: Re: What do I do?
> (deleted)
> A few anticipated questions: 1) I realize you're in Canada. That doesn't
> change anything material. You still have a U.S. copyright under section
> 104 of the U.S. Copyright Act. 2) To register a copyright in your FAQ,
> fill out U.S. Copyright Office Form TX and mail it to the Office with $20
> and two printed copies of your FAQ. 3) Yes, you can download the forms
> off the web. They're at, in PDF
> format.

> (deleted)

Tung-chiang Yang