USPTO: "Open-source software is not protected under copyright law"

Wouter Vanden Hove wouter.vanden.hove at
Fri Aug 22 19:41:05 UTC 2003

As a follow-up on the WIPO-issue:
On Larry Lessig's Blog someone posted two recents interview with someone
of WIPO, and Lois Boland of the US Patent Office

Quote to remember:
“Open-source software is not protected under copyright law but only
contract law, which is not the domain of WIPO”. -- Lois Boland, US
Patent Office, august 2003

Wouter Vanden Hove
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