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Subject: [Freeciv] Re: copyright obsolete?
From: Lalo Martins <lalo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 09:56:48 -0300

On Wed, Jul 19, 2000 at 04:09:33PM -0700, Brandon Van Every wrote:
> Let me ask you this: how do you pay your bills?  Do you have a job?  Do
> you think people are entitled to your labor for free?  How do you think
> the tangible products of your labor should be protected?

"Tangible" is the key word here. Software is not "tangible
product of your labor", it's ideas.

Software _is_ protected by copyright, unfortunately, as are
books and screenplays. But this is a mistake and should stop

Game rules are not. They are a process. A process _may_ be
patented in some countries, in others not even that.

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