[OSM-legal-talk] OS coyright issues

SteveC steve at asklater.com
Fri May 12 09:40:38 BST 2006

* @ 10/05/06 02:24:04 PM lars at aronsson.se wrote:
> Richard Fairhurst wrote:
> > This is a really difficult one to try and answer, mostly because 
> > it's a lot less black-and-white than many of the copyright 
> > issues we're dealing with.
> > 
> > It's important to remember that OS cannot copyright facts,
> Perhaps even more important is that copyright is not chess, or any 
> other gentlemen's sport.  It's a lot more like warfare.
> In chess, the winner is No. 1, the loser is No. 2, but the one who 
> tries to cheat or break the rules never gets any prize. Following 
> the rules is far more important than winning or losing.  What one 
> "can" and "cannot do" is important in chess.  Not so in copyright.

Or from another angle, it's not a zero sum game.

have fun,

SteveC steve at asklater.com http://www.asklater.com/steve/

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