[MPlayer-users] Illegal binaries...
arpi at thot.banki.hu
Thu Nov 8 13:54:12 CET 2001
> > yeah, source and binaries are just an information. Only one difference between source and binaries is that source can be read easier by human. So if source is legal than even binaries are legal but as has been said it's illegal to use it.
> > BR
> But then an again, a binary is just ONE NUMBER. Large number, yes, but still
> a natural number. Question is, how large numbers can be protected by
> copyright? Say, I copyright 0, and Arpi copyrigths 1, and then on, no binary
> could be released without our permission because every binary consists of
> just our binaries in various order. ;)
> Maybe there should be a trial, where one should blame one another for
> violating copyright, the another would say he/she just wrote down one
> natural number. That would make up a precedence and from then on, no binary
> could be protected by copyright, or, on if the judge decides to protect a
> natural number by copyright, well... who knows?:)
> It has not been properly thought over.
and what about writting down those numbers by words? :)
A'rpi / Astral & ESP-team
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