PCYNLITX and Copyright Issue

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PCYNLITX and Copyright Issue

Bagas Sanjaya
Hello,

Yesterday I filed RFP for PCYNLITX [1]. Although PCYNLITX is licensed under GPLv3, the upstream applied copyright
registration to US and Turkey Copyright offices, as stated in the home page:
- An application to the US Copyright office has been performed for the modified version of the source code of the project
- A certificate of registration has been received from US Copyright office for the source code of the project
- A certificate of registration has been received from the copyright office of Turkey
My question is can GPLed programs like PCYNLITX can be included in Debian, if the upstream applied copyright to the source code of program? Cheers, Bagas [1]: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=931400
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Re: PCYNLITX and Copyright Issue

David Given-3
My understanding is that copyright always applies unless explicitly given up via a public domain declaration; registering with a copyright office is an optional step which doesn't affect the status of the work --- unregistered works are still copyrighted. The GPL license itself depends on the work being copyrighted, so this should make no difference to the licensing. I don't even know why they mentioned it.

(Although I don't know how things work in Turkey. It could be different there.)

On Fri, 5 Jul 2019 at 15:12, Bagas Sanjaya <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hello,

Yesterday I filed RFP for PCYNLITX [1]. Although PCYNLITX is licensed under GPLv3, the upstream applied copyright
registration to US and Turkey Copyright offices, as stated in the home page:
- An application to the US Copyright office has been performed for the modified version of the source code of the project
- A certificate of registration has been received from US Copyright office for the source code of the project
- A certificate of registration has been received from the copyright office of Turkey
My question is can GPLed programs like PCYNLITX can be included in Debian, if the upstream applied copyright to the source code of program? Cheers, Bagas [1]: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=931400
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Re: Re: PCYNLITX and Copyright Issue

Bagas Sanjaya
ACK, but upstream said that modified versions of project's source code are subject to US Copyright laws.
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