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[Savannah-register-public] [task #14528] Submission of relax

From: Edward d'Auvergne
Subject: [Savannah-register-public] [task #14528] Submission of relax
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2019 09:52:20 -0400 (EDT)
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Follow-up Comment #46, task #14528 (project administration):

[comment #45 comment #45:]
> I suggest putting the patent issue aside and discussing copyright of the
> > Well, none of the 3D structures (PDB files) in relax contain any patent,
copyright or other claims.  That we are 100% certain of. 
> Why?

1) There are no patents on any of the 3D structures we use.
2) Deposition of the 3D structure into the PDB database requires the author to
disclaim the copyright - hence it is public domain.

> > Almost all structures are the natural form of the molecule.
> Is is supposed to follow from this fact?

Almost all structures included with relax fall into this category.  For the
others that we closely work with, we know for certain that there are no
patents.  So for the patent-side of IP law, yes.  For copyright, no.  For the
other pillars of IP law (trademark, design patent, etc.), this is not

> A photo of a purely natural landscape is copyrightable.

But a photo uploaded by the original author to a database, upon which the
author must agree to make the photo public domain, can naturally be assumed to
be public domain.


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