Copyright protections (was Re: [OT] What is Open Source? (long))

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Fri Aug 16 05:47:38 CEST 2002


In article <mailman.1029418408.10348.python-list at python.org>,
Lulu of the Lotus-Eaters  <mertz at gnosis.cx> wrote:
>
>Being allowed to write -some book on a similar topic- really misses the
>point here.  Even that possibility is seriously limited by copyright--
>see the case about Alice Randall's _The Wind Done Gone_ (which was
>banned for fictionalizing a "similar subject matter" as a copyrighted
>work--one which is only copyrighted because of excessive term extensions
>anyway).  

You're way out of date on this:
http://www.rcfp.org/news/2002/0529suntru.html
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