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Re: [dvd-discuss] Court Sides With Geac in Mainframe Software Case

Next they will be claiming that writing notes in the margins of a book is 
copyright infringement.

"D. C. Sessions" <dcs@lumbercartel.com>
Sent by: owner-dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu
10/14/2002 07:33 PM
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        To:     DVD-Discuss <dvd-discuss@eon.law.harvard.edu>
        Subject:        Re: [dvd-discuss] Court Sides With Geac in Mainframe Software Case

On Mon, 2002-10-14 at 13:34, Dean Sanchez wrote:
> Did anyone notice the outcome of this case?  The Appeals court is 
basically stating that modifying code for interoperability is copyright 
infringement.  We don't want to have any of the "promoting progress" 
nonsense getting in the way of corporate profits, do we?  Everyone should 
know by now that reverse engineering is bad, bad, bad!
> http://computerworld.com/governmenttopics/government/legalissues/story/0,10801,74888,00.html

No comments on whether Grace intends to appeal to the USSC.
Given the nature of the case, it looks like a natural.  The
issues are less muddy than with some of the others we discuss

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+--------------- D. C. Sessions <dcs@lumbercartel.com> --------------+