Matthew C. Weigel weigel+ at
Tue Aug 28 05:19:04 UTC 2001

On Mon, 27 Aug 2001 email at wrote:

> Which got me wondering.  Exactly what world do you live in that
> software is NOT considered a document, controlled by copyright law?

The world where software is covered as much by patent law, trade secret

> Where I'm from it's a legal fact, and there is no opinion in the
> matter.

There is always an opinion - "should software methods be patentable,"
or "does the DMCA appropriately represent the well-accepted
cost/benefit analysis of copyright?"
 Matthew Weigel
 Research Systems Programmer
 mcweigel at ne weigel at

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