Re: Theos-World RADHA BURNIER FORGED THE SEAL OF THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY:
Oct 23, 2003 02:57 AM
In a message dated 10/22/03 3:14:15 AM, email@example.com writes:
>> In a message dated 10/20/03 1:43:47 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>>>Legal complain in the FBI against Radha Burnier crime, is signed:
>> Why would the FBI be interested? What's the crime? The copyright (if
>> ever was one) on the seal of the Theosophical Society ran out over a
> You can't copyright a symbol. You CAN trademark a symbol, and it's in
>effect as long as its defended. As it has not been, it has since lapsed
>into the public domain. Morya_est, on the other hand, has been reported
>to Yahoo's abuse department.
Symbols can only be trademarked for commercial use. But, you can copyright a
design as a work of art. If HPB drew the original design on a piece of
paper, it could be copyrighted without any need to register it. All that is needed
is a statement of date and author along with the word or symbol "copyright."
Anyone making a facsimile of it during the life of the author plus a specified
number of years afterward would be in violation of copyright, and could be
sued. This would normally only happen if the copy was used commercially without
permission or payment to the author. But, in any event, it could never be a
case for the FBI.
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