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Re: Sereno et al. and African

jpoling@magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu (Jeff Poling):
>   Just to throw a monkey in the works but, the courts have decided that,
>while it is not possible to copyright the text of government documents, it
>IS possible to copyright the formatting.  Strange but true.

I find this unlikely since the copyright law specifically forbids
application of the law to formats of documents.  I think it is more
likely the gov't owns some trademarks that cannot be applied without
gov't printing office permission, and these will not be a problem
with electronic distribution.  Many bills and other gov't documents
are available on the web already, I'm sure there is no problem with
making these available.

Larry Smith