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It would be interesting to know if ISO or ANSI have the
pocket change required to go after offenders. It's one
thing to have IP; it's quite another to defend it.
If the codes are published in a public location and
the copyright states 'free for non-commercial use'
the means of loading it are irrelevant; the status
of the loading agent is. The copyright owner
states the restrictions and reserved rights.
From: Chris Wilper [mailto:email@example.com]
Hmmm...I wonder how hard you have to make it for your
customers to use the codes in order for it to be legal.
For instance, is giving them the exact URL
and an "import" program upon install going too far?
Or would you have to give them the URL,
but written instructions on how to import the data?
If #2 is ok, I bet the instructions would have
to take at least an hour to follow in order for
it to be legal.
... which is to say, this whole thing seems a
bit fuzzy to me.