Originally Posted by graywolf
In someways it was better when you actually had to register a copyright for it to be valid.
Why is that ? I'm not sure I agree.
The very notion of copyright involves distribution rights and commerce, from the little we know about VM I think we can all agree that she never wanted the work to become public.
That's another thing I'm ambivalent about, does the promotion of the work somehow violate her lifelong wish for it to be private or is it ultimately better that we come to discover and (for those who do) appreciate the work ?