cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Sun Oct 7 20:24:53 UTC 2001
Steve Lhomme scripsit:
> Are you sure of that ? When you compile you USE the code not MODIFY it.
> There's no derivation.
Yes, we're sure. Compiling code is equivalent to translating text from
one language to another, and translations are a paradigm case of
A derived work need not share a single bit with the original.
Contrariwise, two works can be bit-for-bit identical and not infringe each other.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan cowan at ccil.org
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