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Re: Question About GNU General Public License

From: Isaac
Subject: Re: Question About GNU General Public License
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2004 20:12:21 -0500
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On Tue, 13 Jul 2004 17:13:47 +0200, Alexander Terekhov <> wrote:
> David Kastrup wrote:
> [...]
>> > That means that the copyright status of a "computer program" is
>> > unaffected by whetever libraries-or-whatnot -- implementation of
>> > "statements or instructions". Read up something on the AFC test.
>> Tell that to the courts.  
> Tell your silly theory to the US copyright office. They must be  
> contravening the law for quite a long time by issuing copyright 
> registration for windows, solaris, aix, whatever programs as 
> *original works* and not derivatives of Microsoft, SUN, IBM, 
> etc. code.

The copyright office does not examine the subject matter submitted
for coverage.  They don't make any legal determination of whether
the material is original or derivative. 

> regards,
> alexander.

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