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Re: mplayer / divx

On Wed, Aug 29, 2001 at 01:02:50AM -0400, Brian Ristuccia wrote:
> Additionally, it's still unclear if instructions (computer or not)
> explaining how to perform a patented process are capable of being restricted
> by a patent. Traditionally, patents have applied only to building/performing
> the invention, not to writing code or books about how to make/do it. In the
> past, Debian has allowed source code which explains how to perform patented
> processes such as LZW encoding to be distributed from non-US. 

Isn't that only because those patents (in particular LZW) don't
apply outside of the US?

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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