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Subject: [Freeciv] Re: copyright issue
From: Lalo Martins <lalo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 11:11:25 -0300

On Wed, Jul 19, 2000 at 11:21:20PM +1000, David Pfitzner wrote:
> "Brandon Van Every" wrote:
> >  Rules are copyrightable intellectual property in case you're not aware.
> This seems a strong claim to me, since the usual explanation of 
> copyright is that it protects _expression_, and not, for example,
> ideas.  So I could see that specific text describing the rules 
> would be protected by copyright (eg, a game manual), but not the 
> abstract rules themselves.  OTOH it could be that "game rules" are 
> protected as intellectual property in some other way (that is, other 
> than copyright), which would be interesting to hear.  IANAL etc.

IANAL too, but last time we checked game rules *could* be
*patented*. If they are not actively patented, then they are
under no intellectual property protection.

Are the Civ/CivII rules patented?

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