[License-discuss] License Stewards
btilly at gmail.com
Thu Oct 4 23:08:09 UTC 2012
On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 4:04 PM, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> Quoting Grahame Grieve (grahame at healthintersections.com.au):
>> well, ok, but on what grounds would copyright not apply?
> I believe Larry was asserting his view that a software licence consists
> solely of functional elements, and no expressive (artistic) elements (or
> not enough that a judge would recognise copyright eligibility).
> That's a fundamental concept in USA copyright law; I have no idea how
> many other jurisdictions have it.
This makes me wonder whether clever license terms would be patentable
under US law.
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