nights at nights at
Tue Aug 28 15:13:51 UTC 2001

>There is always an opinion - "should software methods be patentable,"
>or "does the DMCA appropriately represent the well-accepted
>cost/benefit analysis of copyright?"

In Europe at least, software under patent is legal fact, not opinion. Software processes are not patentable except as a part of an overall non-software process - each case seperately considered.

So the world where software is covered by patent law is, basically, the USA. Which is not a world.


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