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Not being a lawyer I can only give a hesitant asnwer, but in the UK I think
it's the other way around... unless otherwise noted material is presumed to
be copywritten, unless you can make reasonable arguement that your
assumption that the content was published with intent for it to be public

I'll leave it to a lawyer to give a definative answer.


> Contract law is the emerging governing force.  My guess is that as has
> said in the past, one has to assert all claims prior to publication.  This
> means stating explicitly what other systems can do with your copyrighted
> material.  The real problem is enforcement which must start at the
> the source to ensure any subsequent party is subject to the contract.
> Len
> http://www.mp3.com/LenBullard
> Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
> Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h