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A reasoned reply | 458 comments | Create New Account
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Re: a reasoned reply
Authored by: maroberts on Tuesday, September 25 2012 @ 05:39 AM EDT
I much rather see these well argued responses to people taking the opposite view
to what appears to be the majority opinion on here - it's much more effective
than simply accusing someone of being a troll and more educational to any
outsiders reading the thread.

So thanks!

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+1 (n/t)
Authored by: yorkshireman on Tuesday, September 25 2012 @ 06:21 AM EDT
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A reasoned reply
Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, September 25 2012 @ 07:28 AM EDT
I'm not a lawyer, I'm a programmer.

If having the same 9-line range check out of literally thousands lines big
project constitute copyright infringement, than any two big enough projects
infringe each other.

If you want the range check behave the same way, there are only few limited
variations how to write it. Such norm basically makes the development of new
software impossible. No matter what you do, you will infringe somebody.

This interpretation alone would make the law so much out of touch of reality,
that it is basically starting to loose any respect. It is not just, it is not
fair, there is nothing you can to do avoid the infringement, it is just
something upholded by a force. It is a gun you can use to destroy weaker
opponents.

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