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- To: Kevin Waddle <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: receive
- From: email@example.com
- Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 10:20:07 -0400
- cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> the fact that such small code snippets can be copyrighted and unusable by
> anyone else is disturbing to me. Why can the effect not be
> re-implemented. How trivial do functions have to be in order to escape
> 'copyrights' ??
Code is protectable under copyright law. Algorithms are not, though
some can be patented. (Although the law does recognize the existence
and invalidity of global search and replace, I believe.)