Re: Offer to take over packages saytime and wenglish
On Fri, Feb 20, 1998 at 12:12:19PM -0800, Joey Hess wrote:
> Charles Briscoe-Smith wrote:
> > As an aside, I can't work out the copyright implications of, for example,
> > running Word Perfect's spell checker over the wenglish word list.
> > I'd guess if I did that, the resulting list (even if it were the same
> > as the original) would be a derived work of Word Perfect's dictionary?
> > Can anyone confirm whether that's the case?
> If that were true, it follows that if you run word perfect's spell checker
> over your novel, then the novel is copyrighted by wordperfect. Absurd, so I
> doubt it. :-)
But they *may* set restrictings in the license for dictionaries or at least
commercial evalutation of those dictionaries. I don't know if they could
stand the court with such restrictions, but better to check it...
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