GFDL (was: EU Copyright..)

João Miguel Neves joao at
Mon May 6 20:50:35 UTC 2002

On Seg, 2002-05-06 at 18:22, MJ Ray wrote:
> goes far beyond that.  Why?  To copyright law, isn't software just another
> written work?  We still need to say how software can be used and who can
> republish it.
No, to copyright law software is not just another written work. There
are specific restrictions that only apply to software, like the
prohibition of decompiling and the protection given to databases. Some
countries even go further than that, by not allowing circumvention of
some technical protection measurements. So no, software is not just
another written work, nor in copyright law, nor in its own nature.
						João Miguel Neves
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