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17 Apr 2024 04:40:17 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Ping SharkD: legal question about the Munsell module  
From: Le Forgeron
Date: 19 Dec 2014 13:35:48
Message: <54947004$1@news.povray.org>
Le 19/12/2014 18:20, Cousin Ricky a écrit :
> First of all, the Web page URL has changed:
>   http://www.rit.edu/cos/colorscience/rc_munsell_renotation.php
> But my main concern is RIT's terms of use.  According to these terms,
> the contents of the Web site are for personal, noncommercial use only.
> IANAL, but to me, these terms don't appear to be compatible with the
> LGPL.  Do you have some assurance (preferably written) that the Munsell
> data are not covered by these restrictions, or have you otherwise
> contacted RIT about their use?

But aren't 1929 data now in public domain ?
From 1909's law, 1929 would have gain a 28 years protection. Did they
renewed it ? If yes, then the original date for public domain would have
moved from 1985 to 2024.

Yet, the data of 1929 were made from work made before the death of
Munsell (1918). Ergo a work that is now in public domain under USA
federal law (any copyrighted work published before 1923-01-01 is public
domain by effect of the 1976 Act).

And for discussion's sack: as a promoting a system and set of data, did
they even copyrighted these pieces of data ?

Devil's advocate: can we assert that the previous license was not more
permissive ?

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