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Q: copyright law ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: copyright law
Category: Computers
Asked by: pete69-ga
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Posted: 31 Mar 2003 06:33 PST
Expires: 30 Apr 2003 07:33 PDT
Question ID: 183623
Can you copyright source code?
Subject: Re: copyright law
Answered By: seizer-ga on 31 Mar 2003 06:42 PST
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hello pete!

Yes, source code can be and usually is copyrighted. For an explanation
of how copyright works, I can highly recommend the following site,
which provides a good overview of copyright (without specifying a
particular country's legal system):

There have been some arguments that source code is not a creative
work, and thus should not be copyrightable. So far, this view has not
(to my knowledge) been agreed with by the courts. For a summary of the
argument, however, see this article:

I hope this helps. If anything's unclear, please don't hesitate to
request clarification before rating this answer.



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