Re: The CIA mentions us

David Morris <dwm@xpasc.com> Tue, 07 March 2017 18:35 UTC

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From: David Morris <dwm@xpasc.com>
To: Fernando Gont <fgont@si6networks.com>
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On Tue, 7 Mar 2017, Fernando Gont wrote:

> On 03/07/2017 01:23 PM, joel jaeggli wrote:
> > On 3/7/17 8:08 AM, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> >> On Tue, Mar 07, 2017 at 11:02:54AM -0500,
> >>  Phillip Hallam-Baker <phill@hallambaker.com> wrote
> >>  a message of 54 lines which said:
> >>
> >>> This is all really good advice. I think it should be published as an
> >>> RFC.
> >> I suspect we may run into IPR problems. The CIA author did not read
> >> the Note Well.
> >>
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_status_of_work_by_the_U.S._government
>
> Well... one would still need to assess whether such work is official or
> not. :-)  At times, intelligence agency's work is not official --
> actually, officially, such work didn't happen. :-)

Yeah, leaked classified materials don't need a copyright for protection.
One can go to jail with out ever getting a chance to discuss copyright
status.