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To: Lalo Martins <lalo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, freeciv@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [Freeciv] Re: copyright issue
From: Dominik Kubla <dominik.kubla@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 10:24:10 +0200

On Wed, Jul 19, 2000 at 11:11:25AM -0300, Lalo Martins wrote:

> 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.

Where? In the EU you can only patent processes and implementations,
not algorithms. A rule is a game algorithm and therefore this
argument doesn't hold water outside the US of A.

Dominik Kubla
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