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gnu gpl with out copyrigt?

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    gnu gpl with out copyrigt?

    you can use the gnu gplv3 without owning a copyright, correct?
    i just looked at getting something copyrighted, and i can not afford it.
    the gnu gpl says i have to include (c) "your name" year on everything.
    what if i do not have a copyright on it?

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    O_o

    This again? Really?

    Before anyone takes time to form a meaningful response to this idiot, do yourself a favor and look at his last copyright thread.

    I'll even do the leg work for you.

    Here:releasing software for free in way that does not fall under gnu/other license?

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    how am i an idoit? i have a question about using the gnu gpl

    in the gpl, it states to put a copyright notice.
    what if i do not actually have a copyright registered with the us copyright office?
    can i still release it under the gnu gpl?

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    You automatically gain copyright if you are the author (therefore add a copyright notice), the reason for registering is only to be able to prove it afaik.

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    Last edited by phantomotap; 02-01-2013 at 03:13 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomotap View Post
    TBH, C++ Standard is a goodnight read compared to that.
    Disclaimer: This post shows my ignorance at the time of its making. I claim ownership of but not responsibility for all errors in it. Reference at your own peril.

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