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Re: Question About GNU General Public License

From: Stefaan A Eeckels
Subject: Re: Question About GNU General Public License
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 18:10:01 +0200

On Tue, 20 Jul 2004 06:57:13 -0500
John Hasler <> wrote:

> In the US it is settled law that elements of a derivative that contain
> only unprotected elements of the original do not infringe.

Would this imply that a compiled version of a program
does not infringe as it is a purely mechanical 
transformation, or does that simply mean that the source
and the binary are considered the same for copyright

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