PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE OR LITERATURE

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07:08 Feb 7, 2004
English language (monolingual) [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law: Contract(s) / CONTRAT FORAGE PUITS DE PETROLE
English term or phrase: PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE OR LITERATURE
The undertaking as contained in Condition 1 hereof shall not apply if and insofar as the fact of and any of the documents are part of public knowledge or literature at the date of their receipt.
zmohali
France
Local time: 22:38
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Explanation:
In many similar copyright or confidentiality contexts, the owner's right is effectively inapplicable IF the information already exists in the 'public domain' --- in other words, is either 'general knowledge' (within a specialist field!), or is at least publicly available in print in some form or other (books, magazine articles, websites etc. etc.)

The term 'literature' (often in fact 'the literature' is commonly used in technical/scineitifc circles to mean 'the totality of written knowledge on a given subject', and NOT just what we think of as 'English literature' or literary material.
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Tony M
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public knowledge or literature
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Explanation:
In many similar copyright or confidentiality contexts, the owner's right is effectively inapplicable IF the information already exists in the 'public domain' --- in other words, is either 'general knowledge' (within a specialist field!), or is at least publicly available in print in some form or other (books, magazine articles, websites etc. etc.)

The term 'literature' (often in fact 'the literature' is commonly used in technical/scineitifc circles to mean 'the totality of written knowledge on a given subject', and NOT just what we think of as 'English literature' or literary material.

Tony M
France
Local time: 22:38
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 52
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agree  David Moore
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agree  Jörgen Slet
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agree  perke
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agree  DGK T-I
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agree  hookmv
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