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Re: The GPL and Patents: ROFL

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: The GPL and Patents: ROFL
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 16:00:03 -0000
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On 8/18/2010 5:46 PM, RJack wrote:
On 8/18/2010 3:06 PM, Hyman Rosen wrote:
Really, I have no idea what this absurd discussion is even about
anymore. The notion that copyright does not apply to a computer
program which implements a patented process is patently ridiculous,

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm, "... a computer program ..." ? Nobody said "a computer
program wasn't protected in the abstract -- only that specific lines
implementing the patent's claims are not eligible in the context of the

Yes, that's the absurd notion. It's just false. If you believe
otherwise, perhaps you can point to a court case where copyright
was disallowed on a work or parts of it because it implemented a
patent claim?

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