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Re: CSRG archives

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: CSRG archives
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 16:10:22 -0000
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On 3/23/2010 12:29 PM, RJack wrote:
Copyrighting isn't enough to protect a computer program. The source
code must be "protectable" e.g. pass the AFC test. This is a matter
settled by expert witness testimony.

Did you read that article?
    For most alleged copyright infringements, this filtering makes
    little difference. It is important to recognize that, with today’s
    large, complex programs, most copyright infringement consists of
    the verbatim copying or unauthorized distribution of a computer
    program, and no question over whether any similarities are
    protected expression or unprotected function need be considered.

The AFC test comes into play when one party argues infringement
and the other argues independent creation, with similarities
forced by the nature of the implementation. Copyright is enough
to protect a computer program when it's copied! Once again, you
demonstrate how little you know.

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