[tz] leapseconds.awk, LEAP directives and references

Paul.Koning at dell.com Paul.Koning at dell.com
Fri Apr 7 20:16:17 UTC 2017

> On Apr 7, 2017, at 3:22 PM, Paul Eggert <eggert at CS.UCLA.EDU> wrote:
> On 04/06/2017 09:28 PM, Chris Woodbury wrote:
>> Where it the copyright notice to which you refer above?
> I didn't refer to any copyright notice, as there is no such notice for the IERS file <https://hpiers.obspm.fr/iers/bul/bulc/ntp/leap-seconds.list>. So by U.S. law (which now follows the 1988 Berne Convention) the file is copyrighted and cannot be reproduced without permission. See, for example:
> https://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ03.pdf

There's a common confusion around the Internet that stuff posted on the Internet is in the public domain, unless a copyright notice is present.

This is entirely false and has been false for decades.


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