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Space Idle

Heavy Weather Exometeorology Style 26

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the send-me-to-space dept.
Rambo Tribble writes "The BBC has posted a gallery of images showing storms on some of our solar system's other planets. The pictures are both intriguing and stunning."
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Heavy Weather Exometeorology Style

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  • by idontgno (624372) on Wednesday May 01, 2013 @02:47PM (#43602915) Journal

    I think that's just BBC mis-interpreting "Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI" as a copyright claim, in clear ignorance of 17 U.S.C. Section 105 (Copyright Act) [nasa.gov]:

    Generally, United States government works (works prepared by officers and employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties) are not protected by copyright in the U.S. (17 U.S.C. [Section] 105) and may be used without obtaining permission from NASA.

    (*Yeah, Slashdot doesn't accept the ampersand entity code or the unicode character for the "section" mark. The 20th Century called. They wish to thank Slashdot for their continued support of last millennium's encoding standards.)

    Anyway, I have this funny feeling BBC assumes copyright everywhere. (Suddenly, copyrights! Thousands of them!) I suspect they'd give themselves a hyperventilating panic attack if someone submitted some Public Domain material for them to display... "OMG, whose copyright is this!??!"

It is masked but always present. I don't know who built to it. It came before the first kernel.