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[Discuss] Govt Source Code Policy

On 4/4/2016 12:50 PM, Mike Small wrote:
> I don't know a lot about copyright, but I'm guessing being a victim of
> theft or warranted seizure aren't among experiences that "would make you
> directly or secondarily liable for infringement under applicable
> copyright law."

You are guessing incorrectly.

If for any reason an original (the originally licensed copy of a work)
is no longer in your possession you must destroy all archival copies of
that original which remain in your possession. Failure to do so at your
first opportunity makes you liable for copyright infringement.

Copyright law in the US makes no exceptions as to why possession of the
original is not retained so yes, theft or seizure would make victims
liable for infringement.

Rich P.

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