Regarding Copyright and Scraping Code from the Web

Romain Berrendonner berrendo at
Wed Oct 7 08:01:22 UTC 2009

Le 06/10/2009 18:48, John Cowan a écrit :
> Copyright isn't as bright-line as that.  The FSF, who are a fairly
> conservative bunch when it comes to copyright enforcement, take the view
> that snippets of 10 lines or less are either de minimis or fair use or
> both, and does not attempt to enforce the GPL against such uses.

The SFLC published an interesting article about the legal requirements 
for code to be subject to copyright law:


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