[sword-devel] Has the Russian Synodal Translation been removed?

Benjamin Misja alvanx at googlemail.com
Tue Mar 29 06:29:04 MST 2011

I agree, but I just want to add from a European perspective that your
considerations only apply to the US. There are no software patents in
Europe. (I don't know about Russia.) So there is even less ground to
argue that any part of this work could pe protected in some way.

Am 29.03.2011 14:20, schrieb David Haslam:
> I'm no laywer but here's my twopennyworth ....
> I can't see how a digital process can be copyrighted, if the same goal can
> be achieved by independent means, using our own scripting methods.
> A process can be patented as an invention, but only if it passes muster as
> not being prior art. Nothing I've come across during the past 4 years of
> file format shifting experience and observations comes anywhere near to
> having the novelty value to be a patentable invention. It's all just "grist
> for the mill".
> Someone must be calling a legal bluff to bluster their restrictions on to
> the rest of the world.
> David
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