[sword-devel] Re: Importing from biblegateway.com
hastings at dancris.com
Sun May 15 08:09:27 MST 2005
Jack Lewis wrote:
>Reverse engeering for compatability is legal in the United States and
>Europe. Examples include Samba, WINE, Accolade vs. Sega, Linux (from
>UNIX), Kaffe (from Java). Here is some info:
As I understand it, (I have not looked into this in a while and the law
may have changed, I hope it did) while it is in some cases legal to
reverse engineer, it is not legal to circumvent an accesses control.
There was not even an exclusion to the law for public domain texts,
which was discussed when exclusions were considered. So, if the software
that the work is accessed through can be considered to have an access
control, circumventing that access control by reverse engineering would
not be legal.
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