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Re: location of UnicodeData.txt

On Thu, Dec 05, 2002 at 08:33:08PM -0600, John Hasler wrote:
> However, if that data can only be usefully expressed in precisely that way
> (that is, reverse-engineering those algorithms would regenerate the file)
> then the copyright on the file is probably unenforceable.

Exactly.  If there is no possibility for original expression within the
technical constraints imposed, one has no ability to generate the sort
of work which copyright is designed to protect.

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Debian GNU/Linux                   |       enemies of truth than lies.
branden@debian.org                 |       -- Friedrich Nietzsche
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