grante at visi.com
Mon Aug 16 03:12:18 CEST 2004
On 2004-08-15, Roger Binns <rogerb at rogerbinns.com> wrote:
>>> Yes. Anyone who recovers your "code" and/or uses it will be
>>> in violation of copyright and several other laws. That is
>>> legal protection no matter what languages or combination of
>>> languages you use.
>> I assume you are talking about reverse engineering. If so,
>> that just depends on that particular countries laws. Some
>> allow and some don't.
> The "uses it" bit is what is important. Even in the European
> Union where reverse engineering is legal, it is only legal for
> the purpose of interoperability and where the original vendor
> provides no suitable other means of doing the
> Anyone just taking your code, or even recovered code and then redistributing
Ah. Nobody said the decompiled code would be redistributed.
Distributing copies (decompiled or otherwised) is covered by
copyright law. Decompiling is not.
> falls fowl of copyright laws (unless of course you GPL it :-)
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