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Re: Globe on John Garabedian
WGTR actually ran promos warning other stations about the "on-line" copyright. It's certainly not beyond the realm of possibility that the wording in the promos was incorrect.
According to dictionary.com...
Main Entry: 1copy·right
: the exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish, and sell the matter and form (as of a literary, musical, or artistic work)
I believe the copyright fell under the category of artistic work (the on-air product or portions thereof), and other stations would be in violation if they were use "On Radio", "On 1060", "On Music", and "On Line" (the listener comment line) in any broadcasts.
At any rate, it went unprotected and the copyright (or whatever it should have been called) expired by the time that Al Gore invented the internet.