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Re: CSRG archives

From: RJack
Subject: Re: CSRG archives
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 16:10:24 -0000
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Hyman Rosen wrote:
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

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.

An utterly false staement. The elements of the AFC test are applicable
to any computer program.

Copyright is enough to protect a computer program when it's copied!

You forgot the qualifier "verbatim".

Once again, you demonstrate how little you know.

There you go again Hyman. Off into the land of GNU. BusyBox is not
a large complex program owned by someone. It is a virtually untraceable
amalgam of patches to source code modules by a hundred or more authors
that stretches over a span of more than ten years and millions of source
code bytes under different licenses.

Let me repeat this fact. Let me repeat this fact. Let me repeat this
fact. Let me repeat this fact:

Erik Andersen is not the "owner" of any version of BusyBox as you imply.

"20. Mr. Andersen is the author and developer of the BusyBox computer
program, and the owner of copyrights in that computer program. BusyBox
is a single computer program that comprises a set of computing tools and
optimizes them for computers with limited resources, such as cell
phones, PDAs, and other small, specialized electronic devices."

is a false statement.

RJack :)

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